About the band:
- They are the self-proclaimed protectors of rock, and they do indeed bite. A cast of internationally renowned musicians have joined forces in what may be purest guitar-bass-drums-vocal-explosion of the year. And why? Because one man believed in it.
What We Thought:
- I really wanted to like Protector from The Bullhounds. It’s something I should have liked a lot.
- Unfortunately, I think the issue is the lead singer’s voice. I like the vibe of the band, but his voice just didn’t do it for me.
- The band is a mix of musicians from other bands. The bassist has played with Kenny Wayne Shepherd (who I love and is amazing live). Others were in the Georgia Satellites or played with people like Izzy Stradlin or Sheryl Crow.
- Their sound is cool. It’s that Southern rock, blues guitar, mixed with punk quick songs. They have some great live guitar riffs and overall, I dug the actual music.
- But it comes down the singer. I just couldn’t get into his voice. My favorite bands have great vocalists. They have guys you want to hear live. A band like this, I could listen to them play in a small club with other things going on, but I wouldn’t pay to see them at a regular venue.
- There are songs with great guitar riffs, Little Lady and Born with Nothin’ come to mind. If You Got No One gave me a Social Distortion type vibe as well which wasn’t bad.
- Protector by The Bullhounds isn’t something I’d listen to that often (or again if I’m being honest). I can see a lot of people getting into them and they are probably a great live band, but I don’t know if I could honestly listen to the whole album again.
Recommended if You Like:
- The Georgia Satellites
- Social Distortion
- Punk meets Southern Vibes