Thursday, November 1, 2012

CD Review: New Indie Albums From Dynoride and Maker

From Quad City comes the three-piece hard rock band Dynoride with their debut album, “What You Wanted.” The album was released back in June and carries a very energetic, grunge/punk sound.

The album starts off with “Tina” as the basis for their music draws from the Seattle grunge of Nirvana and Mudhoney. The songs have a very raw appeal to thm as in “Empty” and “Mostly Dead.” They darken their sound on the bass driven “What You Wanted” and then blast their guitars on “DNA” as they add a dash of heavy metal to their music. They also show us a softer side to their sound on “Sleeper” before closing the album with the scream rocker “The Weigh In.”

Dynoride have a few live shows lined up at the beginning of November in Illinois. For more information, check out the band’s facebook page at

Nine months after the release of their acclaimed album, “Mirrors,” punk band, Maker returns with a five-song, self-titled EP. The album will be released on November 13 through Asbestos Records, just in time for their fall US tour.

The new album begins with “Shadows” as the music takes on a moody, alternative sound, a little different from the energetic punk sounds of their last album. The vocals still carry that punk edge as on “Medina” and also on the EP closer “Hurricanes” as Maker finishes with their strongest song in the set.

Maker is beginning their tour on November 16 in New York before heading west. The band will return to the east coast before the end of the year performing a show at the Webster Underground in Hartford, CT on December 21. For a complete list of tour dates and to find out more about the band’s new album, be sure to visit

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