SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM
Produced by: Slave To The System
Released: OUT NOW / Website
Closest Relative: Stone Temple Pilots
GENRE: Modern Rock
You don't get many band with a better line-up than Slave To The System. The band features Damon Johnson and Roman Glick on vocals and guitar (Brother Cane), Scott Heard (Sweaty Nipples), Scott Rockenfield and Kelly Gray (Queensryche).|
What the band is, is nothing much like their previous efforts. This to me sounds very much like an individual effort and quite unique. Still, it remains very much a Seattle record.
The album is not as grunge-commercial as you might have thought.
This is a dark, modern rock record, with touches of the Seattle sound that rules the airwaves and continues to fuel bands like Creed.
For fans of classic melodic rock, there's not too much to rave about. For fans of AOR there is nothing at all here for you.
For others, that like a modern touch, don't mind the music having an aggressive edge and like singers with a tuned down approach and a slightly rough delivery, then read further.
Opening track Stigmata has an appeal to it that wouldn't be far from what TNT were doing on their last record - just minus the melodic vocals of Tony Harnell.
Love This Life is an atmospheric, almost psychedelic pop ballad that I rate a highlight of the album, while Abyss and Disinfected feature production and vocal effects and some down and dirty guitar parts that Stone Temple Pilots would be pleased to call their own.
|PRODUCTION: 80%||SONGS: 79%||VIBE: 70%||ATTITUDE: 70%||ESSENTIAL FOR: Fans of modern hard rock, some fans of Brother Cane and Queensryche.|