Hailing from Athens, Greece, the band finds its influence from the new age hard rock of the US rock scene. Much of their sound reminds me of some of our favorite metal groups such as
Black Label Society, as well as alternative groups like Alter Bridge.
Through the album's ten tracks, SixStringNoise has created a progressive record with traditional metal elements. Musically, it’s varied and each song has its own thing going for it. The guitar riffs and solos have an old school essence, as if they had Metallica playing on repeat during the writing process, yet they have mixed in enough of a contemporary edge to keep it modern. Vocally I wasn’t blown away, but lead vocalist Markos’ tone is impressive in its higher register and, in my opinion, carries some resemblance to Myles Kennedy. I enjoyed the energy of the tracklist and the heart in both lyrics and composition. All together, it is a great album with a little bit of something for classic metal heads as well as those who prefer today’s rock.
Written by: Shannon Rae