Grand Transit EP (Self Titled)

Reviewed by Harry Kaplan

Southern rock/70s metal is what I hear. Me likey. It has that heavy power chord thang happening in the background and a bit of metal lead vocals. Twenty years ago, I don’t think I would have enjoyed this, but today’s me really loves this album. I hear a little early Sabbath mixed in as well.

Any way you carve it up, you get a prime slice. These boys from Nashville know their way around their instruments. Dylan Reed is the lead vocalist and rhythm guitar player. He is accompanied by Alec Thornton on lead guitar, Nic Smith on bass, and Zack Dixon on the kit. Definitely a little Skynyrd in these boys as well. Suffice it to say, that the 70s are Grand Transit’s decade.

Airplanes (Track 4) has a little bit more of a modern feel to it. Something a bit alt-country and alternative. Reed’s vocals really shine on this track. He hits several high notes and he crushes them like a boss. Definitely some powerful pipes. This has a Sublime vibe to it. 

Grand Transit does a dirty blues tune on this EP and they do it as well as anyone, past or present. Outlaw (Track 3) is as dirty as it gets. Dylan’s vocals are extra gravelly on this track. He still hits the high notes perfectly, even with all the rasp. 

Alec Thornton has some pretty nifty guitar chops. No tune shows off those ax skills better than A Little Bit More (Track 5). The last two minutes of the song is dominated by some beautiful guitar playing by Thornton. It’s like guitar porn, so good it should be illegal!

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