Garage-blues duo The Grizzled Mighty — guitarist/vocalist Ryan Granger and drummer Lupe Flores — erupt from the Pacific Northwest with high-octane new album “Closed Knuckle Jaw.” It’s a loud, fiery slab that by all rights should help the tandem raise their profile considerably.
After ripping your face off with the blistering one-two opening punch of “Chantael” and “Marble Mouth,” the Seattle band slows things down a bit with “Need You Tonight.” Granger and Flores soon kick out the jams again and score with “For the Sake of It All,” “Miles of Cocaine,” “Luna Nova,” “Long Way Home” and set closer “Finer Things.”
If you’ve not yet discovered The Grizzled Mighty, here’s a chance to remedy that. “Closed Knuckle Jaw” is the perfect introduction to this ridiculously talented band. (Jeffrey Sisk)