They released their first studio album featuring the new vocalist in May 2016. The latter is probably my favorite on the album, as the funktastic bass mixes well with the grungy guitar work. Emma Anzai gives some great gloomy bass grooves, with the guitar and drums soon picking up. The two acoustic songs, 'Time Will Pass' and 'The Way', are just pretty boring 90's alternative rock. One of my favorite songs and best examples of this is 'Buried', which begins similar to Black Sabbath's 'Warning'.
Unfortunately the band didn't really continue with the funk metal, as I would have loved to hear a full-fledged funk metal album from them. On October 20th 2014, it was announced that frontman Shim Moore left the band. Soon the gloomy guitars come in with some strong raw vocals by Shimon Moore. The best part of the album is the funk, and Emma Anzai is one killer bassist. He was replaced by vocalist Bryan Scott. Biography written by Unitron on August 14th 2014, updated May 20th 2016.
This album remains quite forgotten, although I've noticed that it has gotten a bit more attention recently. The closest comparison I can make is Rage Against the Machine, although there is a bit more variation to be found here with a couple acoustic tracks. Hope you found this review helpful. . Hope you found this review helpful.
One song that does use alternative rock well is 'Me Much Plenty' which, dumb song title aside, mixes alternative rock and heavier grunge pretty well. Recommended to any fans of the gloomy side of alternative metal. The guitar later picks up and gets faster. They gained popularity in 2006 when their song 'All the Same' was featured in a YouTube video that eventually rose to 70 million views. So all I can really say is, give it a listen. Before Sick Puppies became internationally known with their 2006 hit 'All the Same', they were one of those underground bands that were putting out high-quality music that nobody heard.
Just listen to some of the funky bass grooves on 'Nothing Really Matters' and 'Holding Out', especially the bridge of the former and beginning of the latter. It does add a raw sound to the music, which fits in this releases favor to a certain extent. I would love to have a copy, but if you did get lucky and find a copy, it most likely would be a ridiculous amount of money. There is also some punk influences on this release, especially the really short songs. . .
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