Thursday, October 30, 2014

CD Review: New Debut Albums From Underground Rockers Lock City Thieves, Hold/Transfer And Anton Vezuv

Returning with new music is the Connecticut band, Lock City Thieves (formerly known as BoneThrower). Their new four-song EP entitled "The Devil And Bad Decisions" shows a maturity in the band's songwriting, while still maintaining that raw, hard rock sound as displayed in the two-minute attention getter "DIY." The Lock City Thieves find a White Stripes-style of bluesy grunge rock on the exciting "Slept With The Devils," before closing with the nearly seven-minute classic metal sounds of "Prime." The band has only one show on their schedule at the moment for November 6th at The Fez in Stamford, CT. To find out more about their new album "The Devil And Bad Decisions," please visit their Facebook page at

From Boston, MA comes the self-titled debut release from Hold/Transfer. The new thirteen-song album begins with the uptempo, alternative rock instrumental "New Strangers," which is a great introduction to the band. Their sound takes on a more art/pop rock feel to their music with the concise delivery of "Hang Tight And Wait" and "Nerves On The Big Occasion," before experimenting more on "Hissfits." The music explodes with the grunge guitar introduction of "Branton" as the energy finally picks up. Hold/Transfer head toward the mainstream with the mellow, alternative sound of "Let's Do It Anyway," before closing the album with slow-moving monotone feel of "Spoken For." To find out more about Hold/Transfer, please visit the band's Facebook page at

From Budapest, Hungry comes the debut album from alternative rock band Anton Vezuv entitled "Into The Sea." The new twelve-song release begins with the up-tempo pop/rock of "Far Camp Song" that features an attractive rhythm that easily draws you in. They slow down for a "Moment Of Bliss" that builds to an amazing close along with the gentle flow of "Mr. Horsefly," and the softness of "I'm Sorry," which really showcases the band's exceptional songwriting. The album closes with the slow sway of "Say Something." To find out more about Anton Vezuv, please visit their Facebook page at

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