Holy Moly! feels like it really earned the exclamation point. In my mind, Blues Pills has, up to this point, been a band full of potential. Holy Moly! feels like a culmination of Blues Pills finally capitalizing on the promise set out on their first two albums.
Blues Pills is a member of the myriad of throwback metal bands that celebrate the psychedelic rock music of the late 60s and early 70s. Their main calling card to this point has been the unbelievable pipes of lead vocalist Elin Larsson. She has some of the most soul searing vocal performances that you will come across and it still baffles me how she has not become a superstar in the metal/hard rock world as of yet. There aren’t many young vocalists in the game that can hold a candle to her ability. I really enjoyed both of Blues Pills’ first couple of albums, but both of them felt a bit top heavy. By that, I mean the singles were great, but the remaining meat of the albums kind of dropped off in quality after the hits. Holy Moly! corrects this in a big way and it is a damn fine album from start to finish. Overall, it reminds me greatly of some of Graveyard’s finer albums. It’s a good blend of no-nonsense rockers and sultry ballads. This really feels like an album from a band that has finally put all of the pieces together and have gelled as a unit. It’s a shame that touring has been put on hold because I would kill to see them pull this album off live. Just go buy this thing already.
4.5 flip flops out of 5