White Light Cemetary - Careful What You Wish For (CD)
2017 Catalog number: RIPCD047
With production work by the legendary Kent Stump of Wo Fat, Careful What You Wish For, is the Lafayette, Louisiana-based quartet’s third official release overall after their 2011 EP debut “Crow Sessions” and its follow-up, their self-titled full length. White Light Cemetery‘s guitarist/vocalist Shea Bearden, bassist Tara Miller, guitarist Ryan ‘Cletus‘ Robin, and drummer Thomas Colley are the very embodiment of metallic Southern Rock circa 2017 and this fact is verified all throughout “Careful What You Wish For“. If you’ve never heard WLC, it is what would result if one mixed the best elements of Black Oak Arkansas with Pepper Keenan era Corrosion Of Conformity and added a splash of Black Stone Cherry for flavor. Now, who the hell wouldn’t want to check that out I ask you?
Loaded down with molasses-thick riffs, whiskey-drenched rhythms, and four on the floor drumming, White Light Cemetery walk the line between their influences of classic rock and molten modern metal. From the swaying laid back swagger of the introductory track “Misery Loves Company” to the groovened blues ‘n doom of “Looking Out (For Number One)“, the heat rises with every new tune. The sweltering “On A Dime“, the furious “Better Days“, and the pulling-out-all-the-stops of the amazing “Bullet To Erase."
"Sometimes when the groove takes over, you just gotta let go and ride! It’s always good to be in control of the wheel, but Lafayette, Louisiana rockers, White Light Cemetery, and their brand new, January 13th, 2017 release, “Careful What You Wish For” (Ripple Music), will easily take you on the ride of your life! Driven with eight heavy tracks yielding everything from Stoner Rock to Southern Rock, and Hard Rock to Ripple Rock, White Light Cemetery has found a smokin’ sound the rock world hasn’t heard in quite some time. Thankfully for us, this year starts off with a fat hit of White Light Cemetery’s bong-burning “Careful What You Wish For!” And we definitely wish to take another hit–we’ll be careful!"
- Urb Thrasher
"White Light Cemetery have released the first great rock record of the year and only tease at what a formidable force they surely must be when witnessed live. Highly Recommended."
- Atom Heart Mutha