Thursday, April 3, 2014

CD Review: New Independent Hard Rock Music Coming From One And Social 66

From Montreal, Canada comes the latest album from ONE entitled "Worlds Collide." The album was release on April 1st through their newly signed deal with Pavement Entertainment. The album's lead single is a cover of Johnny Cash's "Folsom Prison Blues," which the band has been performing live for over two years and figured it was about time to release a metal version of the song. The thirteen song release begins with the heavy pounding of "Tomorrows Not Too Late" and the adrenaline pumping hard rocking eighties appeal of "Dirty Little Secret." The boys slow down the tempo for the mainstream rock ballads "Never Live For Today" and "I Want You To Know," before pressing the pedal down on the guitar driven "Daddy (I Don't Want To Be Like You)." The album finishes up with the arena rocker "We Are One" and the aforementioned metal cover of Johnny Cash's "Folsom Prison Blues."

To find out more about ONE and their new album "Worlds Collide," please visit

From the Southeast comes the self-titled debut album from Social 66. The album was also released on April 1st through Pavement Entertainment. The band have a heavy sound that borders between hard rock and metal with enough energy to put it over the top with its pulsating rhythms and blazing guitars. The album's lead single "Sorry" carries that signature metal guitar groove, while the vocals take a back seat to the song's aggressive tone. The songs "Until We Fade" and "One In The Same" show the album taking a more mainstream rock approach, but also keeping their rough, edgier sound. The most attractive metal songs on the album come at the end, with the dark tones of "Struggle" and "Memory Born To Die."

To find out more about this amazing new metal band, please visit their Facebook page at

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