Attila’s The Soundtrack to a Party is the first release I’ve heard from Florida’s Statik Factory Records. I usually don’t like to bash bands too hard on Live-Metal.net, but this one just aches for it. The band’s self-described “partycore” seems like it could be something fresh and full of energy. Instead we get a mostly incoherent blend of noisecore and ultra-sloppy musicianship. OK, so the boys in Atilla like to party. We get it. From the album’s appealing layout, featuring photos of a hot chick-afterparty with the band, to the band’s colorful bio, we get it. (more…)
Archive for December, 2008
Tags: 9:30 Club, Brent Smith, Halestorm, Lzzy Hale, Shinedown, Sunday's Roulette, The Sound of Madness, Washington D.C.
Review by Greg Maki
I was disappointed to hear lead guitarist Nick Perri had left Shinedown. He was only with the band for about a year and did not get the opportunity to make any contributions in the studio, but he had helped it become one of the tightest live acts around. That much was evident earlier this year at Rams Head Live in Baltimore, Md., and again in 2008’s final month at Washington, D.C.’s world-famous 9:30 Club.
The set list in D.C. was almost identical to the one in Baltimore five months ago, but the change in both setting and season (Christmas lights decorated the inside of the club) made for a very different atmosphere. (more…)