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Warrior Soul: Out On Bail
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Warrior Soul: Out On Bail

Hard/Heavy/Punk Rock
3.0/5.0

Kory Clarke is a rebel, renegade, and rock n roller. He's an avant garde modern artist. He's also a criminal. Apparently, sometime in 2007, Clarke was arrested on charges of aggravated assualt. Perhaps there are more incidents of criminal activity; I don't know. Considering his personal history, he may have more than a few drunk and disorderly citations or drug charges as well. Again, I have no clue. Oh, the life of a rock star. (He was interviewed on Blabbermouth about his inspiration for the title track and he should not be confused with that other rascal and repeat offender Corey Clarke.)

I have seen some of his artwork. Now there's a crime. I think he stole his ideas from the finger painting my three-year-old son did back in 1997. Oh yeah, that's funny, no matter what you think. More positively, and musically speaking, Clarke and Warrior Soul have been on a roll recently, releasing several studio albums since 2017's comeback album, Back On The Lash.

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Kory Clarke: fugitive on the lam.

Now Clarke and company return with their latest, Out On Bail, apparently inspired by one of his stint's in the slammer. Considering Clarke's history of mischief and scandal, he could probably write another two or three albums based on this notion. For one, he's damn proud of his own outrageous life and lifestyle. Two, he'll likely land in jail again in the future. But what about Out On Bail? What can be said?

Frankly, it's more of the same: Clarke's typical hard and heavy punk n roll rock music with grinding riffs and rhythm section and his raspy, vodka aggravated vocals spewing his anti-establishment and hedonistic theology. All I needed to hear were the first two songs and all this was transparent. The rest of the songs I merely skipped through because they were typical Clarke and, perhaps, this time around more redundant than ever. Also, after one or two songs, I tire of his voice, but the rock n roll music is decent, just repetitious. Are there moments of wonder or novelty. I think not.

At the end of the day (haven't used that old phrase in a long time), Kory Clarke and Warrior Soul's Out On Bail is simply more of the same thing, just a different album: heavy punk n roll rock music with grinding riffs and rhythm section and Clarke's harsh, hard to understand vocals. (Honestly, I think he should give up the music gig; he really doesn't have anything new to add at this point. Just my two-cents worth which is what it's about worth.) But if you like the band, you'll probably dig the album.




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The Take Away

Kory Clarke and Warrior Soul's Out On Bail is simply more of the same old, same old: heavy punk n roll rock music with grinding riffs and rhythm section and Clarke's harsh hard to understand vocals.

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