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Crown The Empire stream new song; New album “The Fallout” to be release later this month

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 9th November 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Dallas, TX’s Crown The Empire have posted a new song. Check out Memories of a Broken Heart below.

Starting in 2010, the band set out with a  goal to separate themselves in a genre often cluttered with copy-cat bands. They combined their love for the hardcore genre with infectious, loud, and powerful choruses of generations before their own, and ultimately created a fresh new approach to heavier music. Combined with an equal drive to connect with every last one of their fans, they hope to use whatever notoriety they receive to spread a simple message of belief in yourself, and hope in others. Their debut EP Limitless self-released in November of 2011 furthered this idea of zero boundaries on what you’re capable of, and has even spawned the name for their fans: The Limitless. Through touring and a fantastic web presence, the band has built an incredible foundation of fans that eagerly await their first commercially released record and first full length.

Armed with an incredible record (“The Fallout”) produced by Joey Sturgis (Of Mice & Men, The Devil Wears Prada, Attack Attack!), an intense touring schedule, and an unrivaled work ethic, Crown The Empire hopes to take over the music scene in 2012 and beyond, and eventually become one of the major players in rock and roll. Never forgetting that they too are “Limitless”, Crown The Empire is a force that shows no signs of stopping.

The Falllout

Tracklisting:

01. OH, CATASTROPHE

02. THE FALLOUT

03. MEMORIES OF A BROKEN HEART

04. MAKESHIFT CHEMISTRY

05. THE ONE YOU FEED

06. MENACE

07. JOURNALS

08. TWO’S TOO MANY

09. EVIDENCE

10. CHILDREN OF LOVE

11. JOHNNY’S REVENGE

The band’s Rise Records debut LP, The Fallout will be released on November 19.

To pre-order The Fallout on iTunes, click here.

Pre-order The Fallout here.

 

Hands Like Houses – Ground Dweller

Posted in Review with tags , , , on 17th March 2012 by izaforestspirit

Band: Hands Like Houses
Album: Ground Dweller
Release date: March 2012
Genre: Rock/ Experimental
Label: Rise Records

‘Ground Dweller’ is the debut album from the Austrialian experimental rock band Hands Like Houses.

The intro to opening track ‘Antarctica’ reminds me of some the soundtrack work by the electro-rock artist Celldweller. However the similarity ends as soon as the vocals kick in and true nature of the song is unmasked. Whilst there might be a hint of experimental music or even electronica this is mostly just radio-friendly rock. ‘Don’t Look Now, I’m Being Followed. Act Normal’ offers more of the same and whilst the guitars and keyboards work well there’s really nothing distinctive about this at all.

The electronics and overall ambience in ‘This Ain’t No Place For Animals’ bear a resemblance to Celldweller making the song stand out as one of the best and more unsual tracks on the album. The sample and keyboard intro to ‘Spineless Crow’ has a certain soundtrack feel to it whilst the husky vocals remind me of Muse. ‘A Clown and His Pipe’ offers some experimental guitar riffs and changes in vocal style making for a somewhat freaky twist to what is otherwise a fairly average rock song.

The atmospheric keyboard intro to ‘The Definition of Not Leaving’ gives the song a very tranquil feel which is complemented by the soft sounding electronics and the husky, almost whisper-like vocals. There’s something very soothing about this track. Another prominent track is the elecronica-infused ‘Watchmaker’ (feat. Matty Mullins) which highlights the full spectrum of the band’s experimental repertoire.

3/5 – Not bad but somewhat monotonous at times

Iza Raittila