Tuesday, June 24, 2014

CD Review: Get Your Rocks Out With New Music From Stars In Stereo, '68, And The Drip Effect

L.A. band Stars In Stereo have wasted no time releasing the follow-up to their debut album. The band's latest release "Leave Your Mark" was released on June 17th through Hundred Handed Inc., less than twelve months after the release of their last album. The new eleven-song album begins with the recognizable vocals of one of the newest premier female singers in metal, Bec Hollcraft on the heavy pounding of "Not A Shot." The songs on this release continue to hit hard, as with the amazingly addictive "Echo" and the screaming vengeance of "Fair Weather Friend." Hollcraft pours on the passion during the emotional delivery of "Fall Forward," before finishing with that heavy metal assault of "Vacancy." To find out more about Star In Stereo's new album "Leave Your Mark," please visit starsinstereomusic.com.
 
From Atlanta, GA comes the duo of Josh Scogin on vocals/guitar and Michael McClellen on drums, also known as '68. They will be releasing their debut album "In Humor And Sadness" on July 8th through eOne Music/Good Fight Music. Not very much effort went into naming their songs as they are laid-out as "Track One" through "Track Ten." The album begins with the grunge-like energy of early Nirvana on "Track One" as their sound has a very raw, garage-rock appeal. The duo keep it interesting by mixing tempos as in "Track Three," but they don't let up on accelerator as they scream their way through "Track Six." They slow up for a moment on the spacey sound of "Track Nine," before finishing with the feedback frenzy of "Track Ten." To find out more about '68, please visit theyare68.com.
 
From West Palm Beach, FL comes the new album from the hard rock band The Drip Effect entitled "Dinosaw." It is the band's full-length debut and it takes you by surprise at how experienced their sound is as they come out swinging with the heavy metal assault of "State Of The Art." They proceed to counter that energy with the slugging hardcore metal feel of "Through The Right Kind Of Eye," then showcase their latest single "Color Me Happy." The song hits you right in the mouth with its screaming vocals and a buzzing guitars. The seven-song release closes with the album's earlier single, the six-and-a-half minute "Burn The Haystack." Beginning with screaming solos, the song finishes the album with a great hard prog-rock epic piece of music. To find out more about this exciting new hard rock band, please visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/TheDripEffect.

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