There is melodic on here, despite the normal and ubiquitous chugging riff. There is enough variety to keep even the most cynical about this sort of music happy. I found myself actually enjoying this release, or at least mostly. “Unravelling" is actually quite a good song. On this track they get all their elements done perfectly. It's certainly not a track most metal-heads will turn off if it pops up on their local heavy rock station.
Still the blips and electronic frippery might get on your nerves if you listen to the entire album. There are enough highlights on here to make it an enjoyable listen most of the time. Probably not your first choice of music, but it's good to see one of the modern metal bands expanding their horizons into something that has some merit.
Junior Doctor: Clumsy Words & Bad Pickup Lines
Besides the great name for a power pop album, this lot have an amusing history. They literally formed at medical school, then dropped out to pursue a musical career. This column is well used to bands using that formula, except it tends to be Berklee or Julliard Schools of music that produce it. Guess JD are trying to see if they can pull a real life Rick Springfield. (Springfield played Dr Noah Drack on General Hospital before and several times in between his pop rock career).
This is power pop bouncing stuff that aimed clearly at the young female market. But like Cheap Trick back in the day, it's a band that guys won’t vomit while listening to. A Florida band that is getting quite a bit of airplay, they are trying to break out and become national.
Catchy choruses, inoffensive lyrics and car radio-friendly rock are what they specialize in. I am know I would rather listen to these guys all day than anything resembling hip-hop or R&B. A perfect birthday present for your favourite niece.
On that chirpy upbeat with perfect hair note, it's time to wrap this piece up. As always, stay safe and rocking until next week.