A heavy yet crisp bit of hard rock. Structurally complex & thoughtful, complete with melodic verse sections, varied riffs & an undeniable level of passion.
The creativity is immense, despite the instrumental simplicity – the drums & the guitar sound alone – the strength of the music is undeniable.
Every song I write is the next chapter in my constant battle with my own feelings – as long as I have feelings, I will always have something to write about.
After years of deserving heavy metal bands & artists getting snubbed by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the hard rock & heavy metal industry hosts its own.
The energy of the project is intense, but the heaviness has a striking sense of style to it, and that’s rare in modern & independent heavy metal.
The project revolves around our theme of fighting inner battles; depression, conflicts with other people, etc. We share our experiences & rough times.
It’s the music you’d hear a flicker of at the rock bar when you were younger, but it’s yours now, and the presentation is intensely satisfying.
Those guitars run away with themselves, creating this vibrant & chaotic ambiance; this world of instrumental sound within which you can really drift away.
If that opening riff with it’s retro touch of funk doesn’t get you hooked – the longer you listen for; something, if not everything, undoubtedly will.
Just recently we published an in depth review of the stunning new album by Symphony X’ bass player and his associates, Mike LePond’s Silent Assassins. After falling in love with the album, we were delighted to catch an interview with the man himself to dig a little deeper into his musical consciousness. Here’s how it … Continued
This week we delved into the world of up and coming post hardcore band Scared To Live. They’re primarily based in Ukraine, but hope to venture further afield with their music in the very near future. They’re a genuine and warm hearted band, and their music has a huge amount of depth and meaning – … Continued
The self titled debut album from Mike LePond’s Silent Assassins is an immense collection of songs encapsulating everything that is great about rock music. The musical skill is consistently prevalent, as is the drama, the experimentation, the quick-fire finger-style solos, the incredible drum patterns. It’s refreshing to hear something with so much effort and thought involved … Continued