Groon - Refusal to Comply. 1994 England

An obscure one-off from England, Groon present a very powerful instrumental guitar fronted power trio. Make no mistake, this isn't a guitar hero album. All fully composed with a very unique rhythm section, almost jazzy, and always scattered. Somewhat Crimsonish - Red era - in their approach of mixing jazz, progressive, and the avant-garde. You could almost say that Groon is to the 90's what Red (the UK group) was to the 1980's. What separates Groon from the crowd is the brilliant drumming of Steve Clarke which is both active and forceful. And what is the background of bassist Algy Ward and drummer Steve Clarke? The unlikely NWOBHM band Tank! Who knew? I recommend this album to all looking for something different in the too worn out genre of the guitar power trio.

Personal collection
CD: 1994 Progressive International / Dissenter

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