As a young music fan, getting your first record can be a life changing experience. For frontman of The Mighty One Tim Steinruck this was definitely the case.
After receiving his first KISS record Destroyer, a fire was lit inside Steinruck and he immediately aspired to be a rockstar.
Rock ‘n’ roll has been planting its seed in the music industry since the 1950’s. With its high energy sound and rebellious nature, rock dominated the music charts and became the most popular genre of the 50’s and 60’s as well as a lifestyle.
Jumping on the rock ‘n’ roll bandwagon, Tim Steinruck was beginning to make a name for himself gaining recognition from Mr. Paul Stanley himself and recording his first band’s EP at KISS’ East LA studio.
It seemed that Steinruck’s dream of becoming a rockstar was untouchable. That was until grunge and other subgenres began to take the spotlight. While this put a damper on his spirits, Tim was determined to keep rock ‘n’ roll alive with The Mighty One.
The Mighty One is a hard rock band based out of Vancouver, Canada. The band started in 2007 and consists of members Tim Steinruck (frontman), Bob Wagner (drums), and Gustavo Valderrama (bass).
Torch of Rock and Roll is The Mighty One’s third studio album and takes listeners on a journey of rock ‘n’ roll from the 90s to now. The 10 track album features explosive instrumentation and lyricism, and proves that rock is still alive and well!
“The Torch of Rock and Roll is an album that powerfully melts together the past and present through an alchemical fire of purpose that was lit all those years ago”, says The Mighty One.
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After listening to the album from front to back, I loved it!
The first song I listened to was “My Garden” and I was instantly drawn its classic electrifying rock and roll sound that can be heard throughout the album. I was headbanging along to each song.
While the instrumentation and lyricism of each song is electrifying in its own way and contributes to the story of keeping the Torch of Rock and Roll burning, two standout tracks for me were the title track “Torch of Rock and Roll” and “My Garden.”
Quotes from The Mighty One on Torch of Rock and Roll
“Songs like “Burden,” “Garden,” and “Kickin’ Stones,” capture the sonic magnificence that was the 90’s, while tracks like “Coming On, “Master Of Reality” and the pandemic inspired “When This Is Over,” speak to the moment we are in right now.”
“Everything has been brought full circle within the song “Torch Of Rock And Roll,” a story of persistence, dedication, hope, and the belief that rock and roll lives forever….and truly can heal the soul.”
Overall I think Torch of Rock and Roll proves that rock is still very much alive! If you’re a rock ‘n’ roll fan, you’re gonna love The Mighty One!