Monday, September 29, 2008

Tom Morello The Nightwatchman: The Fabled City

Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman
The Fabled City
Epic Records [2008]

Fire Drills Review:
Best known as the guitarist in Rage Against The Machine and Audioslave, Tom Morello releases his second solo record under the Nightwatchman moniker. The Fabled City is a superb different side of Morello that has not been heard before as politics fall to the side and songs concentrate on his more recent life experiences that had deep impact such as the death of seven close family and friends. The style is also different from his band albums because of Morello's deep and commanding voice that leads the listener through each song and really showcase what a good songwriter and storyteller he is.

Key Track: "Whatever It Takes"

Band With Similar Fire: Nick Cave

Official Tom Morello Website

Tom Morello MySpace

-Reviewed by Robyn Gatsby