America's Wino who is a legend in doom metal circles teams up with Germany's Conny Ochs who is known for creating a doom metal influenced style of neo- folk and together they create an album that is more along the lines as folk rock and this is a review of their 2015 album "Freedom Conspiracy" which will be released on March 31 by Exile On Mainstream.
Acoustic guitars which also bring in a good mixture of open notes, finger picking and full chords start off the album along with some melodic guitar leads being utilized in the background which also use a great amount of guitar slides and the vocals are all clean singing folk rock style vocals and the music brings in a good mixture of folk rock and country elements.
You can hear a lot of 60's influences in the duo's musical style and there is also a small amount of distorted guitars which also bring in a touch of metal being utilized at times and also bring in a few seconds of leads on a alter t rack and the songs also bring in a touch of blues and all of the songs stick to a slower musical direction and also has almost nothing in common with Wino's more famous bands.
Wino & Conny Ochs create an album that brings out the best elements of neo-folk and folk rock together, the production sounds very dark and powerful while the lyrics cover dark and real life themes.
In my opinion Wino & Conny Ochs are a very great sounding neo-folk rock duo and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Sound Of Blue" "Time Out Blackout" "Dirt Floor" and "The Great Destroyer". 8 out of 10.