Thursday, April 7, 2011

CD Review: The Bell Bring "Great Heat"

From Sweden comes The Bell, rock's newest post-punk/modern pop band to release their album in America. The album "Great Heat" comes out on April 12 through Badman Recording Co. The Bell use a modern/industrial dance beat to motor the song's energy. The song "Holiday" is a step back to the eighties, when keyboards and electronic beats ruled the charts. The trio expand on their modern sound with the catchy chorus of "Today". If the music doesn't pull you in, the memorable lyrics definitely will. Lead singer Mathis Stromberg channels Depeche Mode's Dave Gahan on the vocal delivery of "Tell Us You're Sorry". The light tones of "The Sound" and "Dope Makes You" quickly change to the darker industrial beats of "I Can't Change" and the simple sounding "23 Seconds" closing the album.

The Bell have been featured on TV's "No Ordinary Family" and on MTV's "Jersey Shore". Check out the band's website ( for song samples, videos, tour dates and more.

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