Eric Gales brings his burning take on the blues to these 12 cuts. Big tones, a stinging attack, and huge chops are the order of the day, with jazzier lines on “Double Dippin’,” angular rock on “Tortured Mind,” and Beatle- y melodicism on the title track. Gales has a good sense of space throughout, knowing when to blaze and when to lay back. Fans of high-powered blues-rock will find a lot to love on this record. Shrapnel.