Dead Modern Villains melted my face
Band/Artist: Dead Modern Villains
Album: Wisconsin Blues (2011)
Label: Independent Music Promotions
Review: In this overly saturated genera/market with a plethora of artists coming out of the woodwork, armed with nothing more than a PC, Microphone, a loud guitar and a crappy sounding CD – it’s nice to know there are a few bands that can still rock out These so-called artists I speak of manage push their music out to the world and much of it is substandard to say the least. So what do new bands like Foo Fighters have that Dead Modern Villains don’t? Not much if you ask me save the multi million dollars promotional machines and major record label support. Dead Modern Villains break the mold in half with their powerhouse sound and amazing songs that will sizzle both the novice and advanced listener alike. Wisconsin Blues blew me away and delivers melodic catchy music that has a deep seeded Progressive-Alternative-Hard–Rock roots.
Band members are: Keith Bouche -Guitar/Vocals. David Arendt -Bass/Vocals. Mitch Rudolph -Drums
The playing skills of the band is red hot and the production value is rock solid for an Independent Artist. CD comes fully loaded with 15 tracks. Musical overtones that will remind you of acts like Pavement, Kasabian, Wolf Parade and even Shitchfoot. Right now after hearing their music – allow me to go on record Dead Modern Villains is what we’ve been waiting for musically. I don’t say stuff like that often. All in all “Wisconsin Blues” is a very well rounded CD that has much to offer. Aapparently there are still a few bands out there believe in melting your face, making your ears bleed and blow you out of your chair all at the same time. Shame on me for thinking otherwise!
Favorite Tracks: Summertime Song, Last Night, The Contract, Wisconsin Blues
Criticism: I wish I heard a few more prolonged, extended blood curdling screams from Bouche.
Purchase Link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/dead-modern-villains/id456886996
Conclusion: Dead Modern Villains stands out from other Indie-Alt artists in a good way within this very saturated market. Their answer to mundane music is to deliver their unique and powerful sound that’s a breath of fresh air, aggressive and a signature sound that refuses to be pinned into submission. The best part of Dead Modern Villains is the X-Factor – they make on hell of an impression once the wild ride is over. Dead Modern Villains has something special to offer music a fans all over the world – especially those that still believe in Hard Rock that hits you right between the eyes.
Final Rating: 5 Star Rating Average: This CD gets 4.0 Stars.
Rory Richardson edited by Drew Blackwell