­     Fans of Alabama hard rockers Broken Rail will be happy to hear that the band has released some new music.   After some post-production delays with their next full length record, the band made the decision to release a three song self-titled EP to tide fans over.

­     Frontman Blake Clawson provides some solid vocal chops with a nice melodic side but also the ability to punch it up when needed.  The crunching riffs are courtesy of guitarist Nelson Rezek with drummer Alex Hilton and bassist Dick Black pounding out a strong rhythmic backbone.  The songs are heavy but catchy with some nice hooks that will have you singing along as you pump your fist in the air.  The band is working with producer Joseph McQueen as well as Kane Churko and Logan Mader to mix and master so the sound quality on the EP is excellent throughout.

­     If you’ve already discovered Broken Rail, this EP will certainly whet your appetite for more music to come.  For those of you new to the band, this is a great way to check out all that Broken Rail has to offer.


About The Author Kris Engelhart

I am a small business owner, freelance writer, and part-time piano instructor in Charlotte, NC. My musical career started at the age of five when I was forced into taking piano lessons. I played flute in the school band and added the guitar as a young teen. There is nothing I would rather do than be at a live show. My first concert was Shaun Cassidy at the Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo in 1978. My top five live shows ever are: 1. Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band – Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NY 1984- They played for 3 ½ hours and it was awesome. 2. Carolina Rebellion- Metrolina Expo Grounds, Charlotte, NC, May, 2011 – The first ever Carolina Rebellion featured over 15 bands with Avenged Sevenfold headlining. Non-stop music for over 12 hours. 3. Chevelle- Food Lion Speed Street, Charlotte, NC, May, 2008 - The first time I ever saw Chevelle live and I was hooked! 4. Skillet with Red- Bojangle’s Coliseum, Charlotte, NC, April, 2010 – Skillet is one of my favorite bands and they totally kick it live. 5. 106.5 The End’s Weenie Roast #9- Verizon Wireless Amiptheater, Charlotte, NC , October, 2003- Featured Staind, Shinedown, Three Days Grace.