by Rob McKenzie
Full Houze is a five piece rock band (the type with two guitars to give you a clue on their style) from Thessalonika, Greece. The band´s sound is Southern Rock with influences clearly based on the likes of Lynyrd Sknynrd and the Allman Brothers. Certainly Panos Doucas on vocals has got a very realistic American accent and the guitar sounds are quite in keeping (I am reasonably sure it is a Les Paul and Fender Stratocaster dual guitar attack).
The songs are based around strong riffs with a good vocal delivery and there are memorable tracks on display here, most notably ´Streets Of Town´ itself with a really great extended guitar solo which lets loose. There are a couple of tracks which are a bit dated in sound and style such as ´Dancin´ Doll´ which has some very 70s lyrics and ´Draggin´ Around´ which is somewhat predictable. Having said that, the guitar duel on the latter track is good fun.
from GetReadyToRock's Pete Feenstra :
FULL HOUZE Street Of Town Alive Natural Sound Alive 0130-2 (2012)
Greek rockers Full Houze have soaked up the best southern rock, boogie and classic rock influences and 'Streets of Town' is their take on an excellent fusion of the past flipped into the present. The twin guitar led band boast three song writers and a mighty vocalist in Panos Doucas. 'Streets Of Town' is a passionate retro musical journey that opens with heavy duty boogie and works its way to a deeply wrought southern rock finish.
'Streets of Town' is a also a surprisingly well produced record for an independent release with Panos filling each track with a big vocal presence and he cleverly uses a variety of different vocal attacks to colour the respective songs. The end result is plenty of light and shade, stylistic diversity and intense playing within the classic rock format.