Thursday, August 25, 2016

CD Review: Strange Daze "Shine Through" On New Release And Essential End Introduces "Deadwood"

American hard rock band Strange Daze will be releasing their Pavement Entertainment debut album "Shine Through" on September 2nd. Produced by .38 Special keyboardist Bobby Capps (with help from 3 Doors Down's Chris Henderson and Brian Johnson), it features a dozen tracks of great, truthful, straight-up rock. Beginning with "Satellite Soul," you feel the maturity in the band's songwriting as they blow the doors off with this opening track. The turn it up a notch with the energy of "Need You Here" as their guitars blaze a trail to the top. They slow the tempo down for the power ballad "Beautiful," before they come roaring back with the feel good anthem "Your Love" and the exciting, sing-along chorus of "Another Day." The album finishes with the intense, hard rock delivery of "I" and the emotions of "Home." To find out more about Strange Daze and their latest release "Shine Through," please visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/strange.daze.

From York, PA arrives the debut EP from heavy metal band Essential End. The new release titled "Deadwood" features only four tracks, but delivers a huge impact on mainstream metal music. The opener "Essential End" has a great metal groove, with a mixture of hardcore and nu-metal to make them more appealing to a wider heavy metal audience. They draw upon the classic hard rock groove the late eighties with "Pain," before closing their short new release with the intense, hardcore screams of "Wasted Time." To find out more about Essential End and their latest release "Deadwood," please visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/officialessentialend.

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