2Cents add fodder to the embers of classic heavy metal
flambeau with modern flints fermenting outbursts of guitar pyrotechnics
and chafing vocals, crocheting tumultuous ruptures and whipping
tousles. Their transmissions are motored by thriving vocals, peddling
drum throes, and busting guitar pellets. They crumple grating
and flogging sequences into melodically rhythmic inclines. Their
windswept stampedes are hinged by whirling motions harkening to
the theatrics of Rob Zombie, the intensity of Lamb Of
God, and the vocal bullhorns of Diecast's Colin
Their debut album Lost At Sea, produced by Matt Hyde
(Porno For Pyros, Slayer) is a reverent requiem
of everything grand about hardcore/heavy metal chaises, reveling
vestiges synonymous with Opeth, Between The Buried And
Me, and vintage Bullet Boys. The breakneck punk urgency
and throbbing chord voltaic in tracks like "The Wedding Dress"
and "Victims Of Pop Culture" have command of the repetitive
high-strung chord friction and vocal punches. The severity of
the frayed guitar frets on songs like "Crowd Control"
and "Symptoms For Side Effects" are flanked by taut
drum and bass rolls keeping the movements tightly wind.
The tune "A Song For Darrell Abbott" is a tribute to
the late Pantera guitarist. The soft tempo along flushes
of hard rock salvos are paved with intricate chord progressions
that rise and stretch out the melodic fills. The salute to Abbott
has the symphonic levels of a powerful piece. The taut rumples
return with "Steak Dinner" and "Wired" propping
twisting guitar rings and refracting rhythm pockets. The vocal
crunches on "Get The Door" and "My Two Wives"
are wedged by meteoric lofts emitting a huge guitar brisance.
"The Mark Of My Pen" mantles a melodic crux netting
bristling segments and hard rock spools.
2Cents debut album is a great achievement for the hardcore/heavy
metal mecca. The songs are studded with axles of intensity and
drama along a scaffold of melodic fills. Lead singer and drummer
Adam O'Rourke is joined by his brother Dave O'Rourke
on guitar, Jesse Fishman on bass guitar, and Dean Woodward
on guitar. The band is presently on a nationwide tour and making
notches in the hardcore/heavy metal racket.
1. The Wedding Dress
2. F**ked In The Afterlife
3. Victims Of Pop Culture
4. Symptoms For Side Effects
5. A Song For Darrell Abbott
6. Crowd Control
7. Steak Dinner
9. Get The Door
10. My Two Wives
11. The Mark Of My Pen
12. Lost At Sea
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