Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Mike Lowery, Covering All the Bases on an All Out Rocker

Violent Lies - clean guitars chime in as the song opens building tension till the distorted guitars take over. These are the type of songs that are always interesting to listen to. One guy alone in a room covering all the bases. It can be tricky business playing all the instruments. It can be challenging to change “characters” and approach each instrument as a separate entity. As songs go it is constructed rather well. At the about the 1:53 mark Mike opts for something of a break down section and cuts the time on the drums allowing the song dynamics flourish and have character. The guitars for the most part grind and have a wall-of-sound character with overdriven fuzz characteristics. The bass guitar is rather buried however there is a low-end present that helps the track have power. Drums do well to help this track shine and definitely accentuate the dynamics. Vocals sit in the mix well and serve the Hard Rock/Alt Rock dynamic that is present here. It will be interesting to see how Mike Lowery grows as he progresses and evolves. I would recommend this track to those that like Hard Rock, Indie ,Alternative and Underground genres. 

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