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My bands first review of our new album

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by deshi00, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. deshi00


    Mar 26, 2010
    columbus ohio
  2. deshi00


    Mar 26, 2010
    columbus ohio
    Some bands spend their entire lifespan searching for that special formula that they can call their own and sets them apart from every other band. Hellbranch Run, with only one CD has accomplished just this. April 13th, 2012 they celebrated the release of their new CD Us Against The World at the famed Columbus, Ohio venue known as the Newport Music Hall. Having opened for several national acts including Icon for Hire, Mayday, and July For Kings, it’s finally time for Aaron Whitlock, Brandon Tuggle, Zach Russell, Chad Russell to take center stage.

    Us Against The World, in my opinion, plays like one of their live concerts. I can see the arena going dark and the first song “Prelude” blasting through the darkened venue as the crowd anticipates the grand entrance on stage. Once they hit the stage and the crowd goes crazy, they break into their first single off the album “Never Again”, a catchy guitar heavy tune with catchy melodies and lyrics that will stick in your head with one listen. “If You Pray” lends itself to the positive side giving listeners going through tough times ‘strength to carry on…’ One thing I noticed about this whole album is the incredible guitar work both in terms of solo and rhythm, helping to create the huge sound that is Hellbranch Run.

    “Good Day To Be Alive” is definitely a solid rock anthem. This one will surely have the crowds raising their hands high and singing right along. “The Uprising,” another instrumental leading into the next chapter of Us Against The World leads us to a much softer side of the band with “Stay The Night” and “When It Rains.” Although it may be a softer side of the band there is no lack of excitement in the music.

    “Declaration” is yet another prelude to the final chapter of the album leading into the mockingly “Fight Like a Man” and the album’s title track “Us Against The World.” All in all, this is a great rock CD filled with positive and uplifting lyrics, memorable melodies, catchy riffs, and blazing solos. Hellbranch Run have discovered a formula that works for them and they are running with it. Every song on this album could easily be played on today’s radio. I’m hopeful they will keep doing what they are doing, put out a new album in the near future and expand on their discoveries in themselves and make the best music possible.
  3. Bassman7PM


    Mar 13, 2006
    Chicago, IL
    Nice Review, congrats.
  4. Bassman7PM


    Mar 13, 2006
    Chicago, IL
    Been listening to the entire CD and all I can say is "YOU GUYS ROCK BIG TIME!" Really love the title track. Oh, and that bass player is awesome :D
  5. Arayor


    Jun 14, 2012
    My old band opened for Icon For Hire, so right away I knew you weren't gonna be a wannabe group. I checked out some of your songs on itunes...WOW! I'm definitely buying this cd!
  6. Chef FourString

    Chef FourString

    Feb 4, 2011
    Congrats on the release.
  7. deshi00


    Mar 26, 2010
    columbus ohio
    Thanks everyone, It was nice to get some good press after all the time and effort we put into the cd.

    Arayor - Glad you like it & thanks for the support!! Icon was def a fun band to play with. They have tons of energy.
  8. NOAH_FX


    Aug 12, 2010
    Ottawa, Canada
    Digging it man! Sick Freaking Tracks
  9. deshi00


    Mar 26, 2010
    columbus ohio
    Didnt think this warrented a new thread but felt like sharing. Our band recently got a reivew in MusicConnection magazine. you can check it out at musicconnection.com (scroll down where it says new music critiquies, and you will see my band, Hellbranch Run) Its not as awesome as we could hope but still good.

    Review (a final score of 5 denotes an average, competent artist) 10=max: according to them

    Production - 8
    Lyrics - 7
    Music - 7
    Vocals - 9
    Musicianship - 8

    Final - 7.8

    Ohio foursome deliver an explosive mainstream meat n' taters arena rock with a hint of southern rock swagger that on "never again" reminds us a bit of Velvet Revolver. The song's got all the hallmarks of this genre, complete with strong vocals, sweet pinch harmonics and nice, nimble guitar solo that rides with the galloping pace. "Good Day..." and the power ballad "Us Against The World" show similar chops and polish. All in all, a band that's strong on presentation but hadicapped by material that's not as kick-ass memorable as it needs to be.
  10. hover


    Oct 4, 2008
    Very nice writeup, congrats. I will be searching this CD out!

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