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Music Reviews: A Perfect Day, Coma, Love.Might.Kill, Shakra, and The Resistance

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A new year and some new music for you.

A Perfect Day have released quite a nice collection of hard rock with A Perfect Day. While not necessarily groundbreaking in any sense, it does have its charms. I found myself dismissing it a bit on first listen, only to warm a bit with each subsequent listen. The singer has a habit of swallowing the words so as to sound like he is mumbling at times and a few the lyrics are cringeworthy. English is certainly not his first language.

Coma have unleashed their full length album called Don’t Set Your Dogs on Me, which is a melodic yet modern sounding collection of heavy rock. They are from Poland and play a decent brand of hard rock. They are quite well thought of in their home country and have a enough promise to possibly break out to the rest of world. Worth keeping an eye on for sure.

Love.Might.Kill might sound like the name of a goth band who sing about how miserable life is, but this bunch are anything but. Instead what we have is some clever and catchy heavy rock with a hint of keyboards and even horns. This is the slick type of metal that, if done right, works so well but if done wrong can be a tad antiseptic.

Shakra produce a fine line of damn good hard rock. Powerplay continues their consistently good releases. To these guys, grunge never happened. They are happy to peddle ’80s hard rock with all the grace and fun you would hope for. If you are a hard rocker, this just the type of release that puts a wide smile on your face. Something to warm you on those long winter drives.

The Resistance have unleashed a four-track EP titled Rise from Treason to celebrate the fact they got a deal with earMusic. Experience in this comes from veterans of In Flames, The Haunted, Facedown, and Grave. This is what you would call extreme metal with sub-metalcore vocals. Not exactly my cup of tea but fans of the genre will lap this stuff up. A solid release by any standards.

Keep it safe and rocking guys.

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