[twitter style=”vertical” float=”left”] [fbshare type=”button”] [google_plusone size=”standard” annotation=”none” language=”English (UK)”] Ask yourself this question. What makes a band rock? I mean, really rock. More than any other band? You’ll find, that the answer is simple and common to all of the world’s legendary rock bands.
Page – Plant – Jones – Bonham, or maybe Gillan – Glover – Lord – Paice – Blackmore.
Still don’t get it? Ok, let’s try again.
Morrison – Manzarek – Densmore – Kreiger, or even Jagger – Richards – Wyman – Watts.
Get it now.
Now write this down and memorize it.
Sky – Marlan – Kay – Weiner.
These are the four elements, like those mentioned above, that determine why the fusion sound of Symphony truly rocks!
Symphony is a rock band from Los Angeles – California, formed in 2011. Their fusion of rock, groove and pop maintains a vintage feel while exploring new sounds and dramatic styles.
Briton Sky (lead vocals), Brandon Marlan (guitars) Cameron Kay (bass) and Jonny Weiner (drums) pull from many different influences & styles, transcending any one musical genre, which can only be experienced in full during one of their live performances.
Their E.P. kicks off with the 80’s post punk-rock sounding anthem, “So Sweet (Ride On)”. The band dig their heels in deep with huge sweeping vocal chants that bawl, bellow, hoot, howl and roar. Johhny Weiner bangs the beat all around the room, while Cameron Kay picks his bass with rock solid synchronization. Briton Sky on vocals, delivers his primal scream somewhere between a raging Adam Ant and an imperious Billy Idol and all the time Brandon Marlan holds back his rhythm riffs on a tight leash, trying never to let it go, until his frustration no longer resists the temptation, breaking into a frenetic guitar solo. This is the sound of revolutionary retro rock!
“Bad Guy” may at first mislead you with it’s soft and sultry intro arrangement. On the contrary the song is an intense sentimental and physcological statement where Briton’s powerful and turbolent voice soars, searches and grieves amidst the mid tempo beats driven by Cameron and Johnny, while Brandon plays his six string, moving between bittersweet harmonious picking and demonian-like power chords. This track would sit perfectly, anywhere on the Billboard Rock Charts and is in fact my favorite track.
“Gold Digger” is pure classic rock. Directly out of the ’70’s in the true tradition of early Led Zeppelin.
A sound psuedo rock n’ roll bands just don’t know how to hold down today. Soaring vocals, raging guitar riffs, thunderous drum and bass rhythms and scorching guitar solos, all dosed perfectly.
No over-production, no overdrawn epic guitar or drum solos and no overuse of modern day electronics. Just heartfelt arrangements delivered with honest integrity. This is what rock n’ roll was intended to sound like.
Symphony is the real McCoy, they slide their rock groove along a time warp which shoots in all directions. Back and forth, left and right. They soak up all they can get, transforming essential rock sounds and rhythms from the 70’s and 80’s, using their own authentic modern-day rock prowess, into original masterpieces that will blast you back to the future…
In a time where rock was really revolutionary.
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