Country music rebel Hank Williams III aka Hank 3 is back and better than ever with the release of his latest country album, Brothers of the 4×4. Despised by Nashville for his controversial lyrics and attitude that didn\’t follow the traditional Nashville country sound and lifestyle and following in his grandfather and father\’s footsteps, Hank 3 follows a classic country sound with a rebel attitude. His vocals eerily sound just like Hank William\’s Sr. but with the controversial lyrical content of Hank William\’s Jr.
Brothers of the 4×4 has a mix of country bluegrass with hillbilly and is a perfect album to listen to while driving on an open road, going mudding, fishing, or sitting by a fire drinking moonshine. Just like a typical Hank 3 album, Brothers of the 4×4 contains 16 tracks, but the difference from past albums is the tracks are long, running an average of five minute per song.
Opening track \”Nearly Gone\” provides a classic country sound carried out by banjos and violins while \”Hurtin For Certin\” sounds like it should be a country classic with twanging guitars mixed with banjo and Hank 3\’s southern vocals.
Title track \”Brothers of the 4×4,\” with its dueling guitar sound would make you want to have a good time with friends and \”Outdoor Plan\” is about the outdoors and would make a great song to listen to while fishing.
Brothers of the 4×4 is quite the improvement over Hank 3\’s last country album, Ghost to a Ghost/Guttertown, with overall better sound and lyrical content. For fans of Hank 3 or someone who enjoys country music, Brothers of the 4×4 is the perfect album to give a gander.