CD Review: Grinder Blues

After 30 years of blazing a pioneering trail through progressive rock and metal, Dug Pinnick brings his distorted bass grooves and soulful vocals into the realm of the blues.
By Jon D'Auria ,

After 30 years of blazing a pioneering trail through progressive rock and metal, Dug Pinnick brings his distorted bass grooves and soulful vocals into the realm of the blues. His new trio’s debut album focuses on Pinnick’s unique interpretation of blues bass, as he blasts overdriven licks in the low frequency of drop C tuning. On songs like “Don’t Go Home” and “Wild One,” Pinnick evokes the spirit of Hendrix with feedback-driven licks and gospel-esque vocals.