Step Daddy – Love
Band/Artist: Step Daddy
URL – http://www.reverbnation.com/stepdaddy
About the Artist: Love is the latest release from Seattle 4 piece: Step Daddy. It was released in 2012 and has received critical acclaim my many music critics around the US and abroad thus far. The band is making a name for itself locally and around the US with its unique sound and explosive live performances. Band Members include: Ben, Brian, Kit and Paul.
Review: Love is their latest release and it has much to commend it. Admittedly, there is a whole lot of variety to these arrangements and performances. First: The impressive band delivers rock solid playing like a well oiled machine. This is testament to hundreds of hours of rehearsal time no doubt. Second: Vocalist Ben hits the mark remarkably well with his vocal timber and intensity. Third: their sound and amazing songwriting touch is action packed and a bit zany (In a good way). I call this style of music “Slapstick Metal.” In fact one could classify Step Daddy as a four genera artist: Progressive, Alternative Rock, Heavy Metal, Fusion Metal. All songs are a skillful combination of all the aforementioned genera’s. Music will remind you of Helmet, Queensryche, Isis, and Type O’ Negative. Step Daddy have the power and songwriting prowess to be extremely dangerous. There’s also a unique quality to this catalogue that breaks the mold when compared to the overly predictable, forgetful rock that’s been filling the airwaves lately. What am I trying to say – well let m start by saying there is nothing predictable and forgetful about Step Daddy. Not every square inch of this catalogue is filled with musical ambience delivered under duress – but musical space this allows the music to breathe on its own with passion that cannot be faked. Equally as impressive is how marketable this band really is as they have effectively found the voice for all frustrated Prog-Rock fans out there. Love covers so much ground and despite this it manages to not spread itself to thin across to many lines – nice touch. This is harder to do than it sounds and can only be a by product of being ones self musically. I’ve always said if you can play it a party, then it’s marketable. The music is extremely marketable – with a raw sound that is passionate and entertaining very much like the band.
Favorite Track: Cuntry Gravy
Conclusion: All 11 tracks will genuinely rock your world, and shake the tree unlike most music you hear on the radio these days.
Final Rating: 5 Star rating average – This CD gets 4.5 stars
Written by Heather Savage Edited by Drew Blackwell