Newsflash: Austin Texas based 4 piece hard rock band “Inch of Dark” release their latest 3 song EP entitled Chapter No. 1 (2012).
Written by Michael Keith edited by Mindy McCall
Meet Inch of Dark: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Inch-Of-Dark/100496513333335?sk=app_2405167945
Review: I have to say I was extremely impressed with the opening 3 tracks “Breakpoint Now” , “Serial K” and “Failure” . They made quite the first impression and each one possessed my full unadulterated attention eager for what was ahead. To be honest: I expected cheesy Indy Hard Rock that was extremely predictable and shallow in nature – very compatible for a mass audience with much in the way of stupid shock value and over the top performances. Shame on me! What I discovered was actually quite the opposite. The whole EP is wonderfully conservative yet full of what I would call explosive rocked out energy with music that appeals to so many different senses on so many different levels. It reminds me of Velvet Revolver, Guns and Roses and even Airborn. I can also hear the slight Alternative Rock, Hard Rock, Classic 90’s Hard Rock influence in there as well. What I really like about IOD is there is no attempt to sugar coat the truth or deliver what I call over the top alt rock. Cheesy music with an over the top front man via top flight sampling, cookie cutter songwriting via a mix that sounds more like a commercial than a piece of music. None of this here! Chapter No. 1 will also appeal to both advanced and novice listeners alike – but make no bones about it this is Hard Rock for the thinking man. Whatever kind of listening level you’re on – some will identify with things while others will not. Like a three layered cake these 4 songs deliver much in the way of depth and have much to offer the disenchanted rock n’ roller. Weather it’s musically, lyrically, inspirationally, emotionally, spiritually – if you feel like music is taking us in the wrong direction than rest assured Inch of Dark is taking us back in the right direction with this release.
Bottom Line: Inch of Dark will affirm your faith in music again. Inch of Dark are a unique, hard working rock band that knows their way around a stage. At the end of the day “Chapter No. 1” is one hell of a wild ride and delivers 4 passionate tracks. These 4 guys from Texas deliver action packed musicianship, entertaining songs and music that covers all the bases: Alternative Rock, Hard Rock, Classic Hard Rock of the late 90’s.
Final Rating 3.5/5
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