Pollock releases The Moonlight Show
Pollock – The Moonlight Show
This is the latest 12 song CD from Buffalo based Alt-Rock band Pollock entitled “The Moonlight Show” (2012) Pollock are: Joshua Klein – guitar/vocals / Brian Platter- guitar / Lindsay Leyland- Bass / Mike Quigley – Drums / Aaron Chiz – Synths. I always listen to the opening track extremely carefully. It’s the opening track the band or artists has selected to hit your ears first and foremost. The opening track “Devil” sets the stage rather well for a CD like this. It was a great intro piece that stuck in my head and had me eager for what lied ahead. All in all the whole CD is brilliantly delivered with a powerful Hard Progressive Rock textures with songs that at times can bite you and hit you hard with serious melodic staying power. Music will remind you of Tool, A Perfect Circle, Katatonia and Mastodon. To be honest I can’t say enough about this bands overall signature sound. Writing about this band is not an easy task. Though admired and respected by their local underground-music-scene all members having amassed considerable experience playing is unafraid to embrace the rich palette of ever-shifting sounds of hard rock. Though it’s true the face of Hard rock has been shifting around over the last 5 years especially the emphasis has always been on songwriting and melody. The style remains that of a simple rock band (two guitars, bass guitar, vocal, keyboards and drums).Their recordings showcase the eclectic songwriting approach: from upbeat, musically-involved pieces to simple, minimalist moody tracks to unusual studio creations all contained therein, recent recordings presents an interesting, melodically-challenging, literate (even uniquely tasteful) collection of songs. It may not be the simplest collection to digest, but its rewards are manifold, and at the center of each piece and every arrangement is an effective, if often simple, melody. Theses recordings find A band like Pollock channeling (rather than being inspired or influenced by) a wide array popular-music-history’s critically renowned underground Metal heroes.
Top Tracks: Devil, Elder Crow, 8MM, Dial, Uriel
At their core I can even hear legends like Black Sabbath, Tool and even Alice in Chains. Pollock represent a fresh new voice in modern metal and present a strong message that’s aggressive, highly melodic and unpredictable. Some of the time signatures are giant curve balls – just the way we like them. This latest collection of songs manages to capture lighting in a bottle and is very loud, youthful and at times even in your face. Each piece is real, and very defiant in nature. Polock have a clean-tight sound that favors the late 90’s Alternative Rock movement but with a modern rock twist. They will also remind me of a variety of bands from the 80’s in the hey day of the Hard Rock movement. They have a new sound but the spirit remains the same. One would be wise to keep a watchful eye on these 5 as 2013 unfolds.
Overall Rating: 4.5/5
Purchase Link: http://www.amazon.com/The-Moonlight-Show-Explicit-Pollock/dp/B00B0NE0YI
Written by Mindy McCall. Approved by Drew Blackwell UK).
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