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The New Czars Exemplify Diverse Hard Rock!
Posted by: Fiend from: Pennsylvania on
Founding member of The New Czars, lead guitarist and vocalist Greg Hampton, is no stranger to the Rock Music industry. Greg is the lead vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, lyricist and producer for "Doomsday Revolution" and he comes packing with impressive Rock 'N' Roll credentials. Greg Hampton was a lead guitarist and songwriter for Alice Cooper's concept album "Along Came A Spider".
With his band mates Paul Ill (bass) and David "Chilli" Moreno (drums), they sound as if they have been doing this gig together for quite some time... only this is their debut album and three is not a crowd.
"Doomsday Revolution" unwraps it's heavy side with the Industrial edginess from "Keep On Goin'". The hardened vocals and guitar licks of Greg Hampton simultaneously keeps this song moving at an addicting tempo. "Confessions" takes right over where keep on goin' left off, with an almost maddeningly loud vibe that rises from this song. I envision a full scale implosion of my decades old stereo speakers, at any moment, while this song is being cranked to high.
"Why Do U Have 2 Lie" exhibits Greg Hampton vocally toning things down, amidst a mid-tempo Hard Rock swirl of sound. "Time Stops" is an unexpected surprise on this album. Another mid-tempo ballad, Greg Hampton proves he can croon with a David Coverdale like accessibility. Melodic and hooky, "Time Stops" also incorporates a sitar for some Eastern World ambiance
The title track, "Doomsday Revolution" takes no prisoners with it's Hard and Heavy Industrial mayhem, which comes across as The New Czars answer to their version of an anthem. Trust me, the chorus on "Doomsday Revolution" alone is enough to get the adrenaline pumping up the psyche-out meter.
With 16 songs to digest on "Doomsday Revolution", there are no dull moments. Be it Industrial, Rock, Hard Rock or slivers of Traditional Metal, you will hear it on this album. Just don't stray too far away... for the Alternative and Electronica bug will be poking you on the back from the likes of "Funky Detour".
If ever there was a surefire flag bearer for Music Appreciation 101, then it is Greg Hampton and his band The New Czars. The totality of musicianship from The New Czars Greg Hampton, David "Chilli" Moreno and Paul Ill have left an undeniable impression on my ears, an impression that won't evaporate for me anytime soon.
Fans of Industrial Rock/Hard Rock, Progressive Rock genres and Modern Hard Rock/Metal should strongly consider picking up "Doomsday Revolution". Guitar enthusiasts are urged to take an earful of what Greg Hampton is playing on this album.
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