This punk rock, alternative group knows how to get your attention. They combine a mixture of subtle sounds, pumping rhythm, vocal hooks and great melodies. I’m reminded of U2, REM, the Wombats, Pink Floyd, Enya and others but at the same time I find it original. Even though there’s only 4 songs I was still taken through a great roller coaster of emotions. Although the singer has a bit too much of an accent at times I still give this EP an amazing 9 out of 10.
Ok Metalheads, you probably know about Attika 7, especially if you’re Biohazard and Static X. This would mean you know about Evan Seinfeld and Tony Campos. But if you don’t they formed a super group and had their debut album released at the end of July. So, is it truly a super group or super splooge?
Well, since it was produced by MUDROCK (Avenged Sevenfold, Godsmack) it had to be good and, I was right. It kicked ass! I was taken on a roller coaster of angst, violent thoughts, escapism, relaxation, and a weird yearning to punch walls and jump in one spot until I ran out of breath. Super group indeed! It has a mix of heavy memories of the past with nostalgic bits of 90’s alternative and a delivery that should be dropped off by a dragon. This powerful antidote to your need for rockin’ out silly gets a 9 on the volume knob!
I was a bit bummed when Signum AD split up. I’m glad to see that they’re back although just one original member is left. Seems like this was a good idea. This new collection of Signum AD breaks balls, slaps sumos and mashes marsupials. What I’m saying is that even though they only deliver 5 songs each one is a masterpiece. The hard rock is excellently produced, the vocals are top notch, the song choreography is like being at a fight club and each one delivered a hook that slapped me in a good way. There’s a hint of Sevendust sprinkled here and there but even if it wasn’t this still gets a solid 10 out of 10 for me!
Ashley Cowan – “Age of Hostility”
London brings us this Alternative Rocker. I really like the vibe he gives. His quiet approach to rock is delivered in a fashion reminiscent of 70’s mainstream rock with a touch of today’s influence. I could see this stuff played on mainstream classic rock stations even though it’s far from classic. At least today.
Lyrics are a nice draw too but sometimes, the vocals aren’t as impressive with some songs like they are with others. “A Matter of Time,” is by far my favorite and I love the harmonica addition to “Hangover Blues”.
There’s a lot to like in Ashley’s creation here. I forecast this album as a 72% chance of sunshine.
Daniel C. Morrison – Acoustic Alternative
The Mafia Returns to Acoustic Alternative!
Formerly the Louisville Music Mafia, the Louisville Entertainment Mafia returns to Acoustic Alternative Radio with the presentation of Saturday Night Live each Saturday night from 7-10 pm, live from Baxters 942 Bar & Grill, 942 Baxter Ave., Louisville, KY beginning July 14, 2012.
Jay, Doc & Chainsaw will be hosting the show with some of the best local talent around. The owners have offered to drop us a dedicated Internet Line and plans for the show include the eventual streaming of live video.
Mafia Don, Jay Welker (Breakout Entertainment), let some scoop slip when he stated to us there may be some large National Acts in the very near future. Godfather Doc Wise Smith (Wisesmith Management) told us the new Louisville Entertainment Mafia is going to be more powerful than the former Music Mafia because they now encompass the entire Entertainment Industry.
Listeners all over the world are encouraged to tune in and get involved with us on Facebook during the show. Jay and Doc will interview the musicians during breaks and Chainsaw will spin your requests. We may even throw some of your requests to the band and see if they can play them. It is going to be a ton of fun and you don’t want to miss it.