ENDING THE VICIOUS CYCLE: Back To Me 2 (Single): Download

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This band from Dallas, Texas plays post punk / goth that harkens back to the classic bands from the ’80s like BAUHAUS, and SISTERS OF MERCY and does it with skill. After putting out some previous releases, they are gearing up for their debut album coming out this year and this is another taste of their exciting music.

Starting off with a quiet guitar then a bit of drums then the band jumps in and the song takes off. The playing is magnificent and brings back the memories of going out on the weekend to the darkened club with strobe lights going and strawberry scented smoke filling the air while dancing and not having a care in the world…thanks for giving that memory back to me. A great new wave / goth song that would have been played non-stop back in the ’80s and deserves to be heard and loved now.

This is the first that I’ve heard from them and it definitely won’t be the last! This is exactly what I’ve been looking for, a band that isn’t pretentious and over-hyped, just a great band who plays with heart and conviction. I am so looking forward to their album.

https://www.facebook.com/EndingTheViciousCycle  http://www.reverbnation.com/endingtheviciouscycle

http://endingtheviciouscycle.bandcamp.com/album/back-to-me-2

https://www.facebook.com/afmusic.de  http://afmusic.bandcamp.com/

http://www.af-music.de/en/

 

BAD POWERS: Self-titled: CD

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MADE OUT OF BABIES broke up earlier last year because of musical differences with their ex-singer, but they have returned with a new vocalist in Megan Tweed from THE FAMILY CURSE.

They have a sound that brings to mind SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES and X MAL DEUTCHSLAND on this album, from the vocals to the arrangements, but they still keep their own personality. Tweed does the vocals with a large nod to those groups, but she can get out there and scream here head off during songs that have more of a metal sound to them. There is a lot of depth on this album, you get the gothic, post punk mixed with some rock and metal as well as some noise rock thrown in and it makes for an exciting album to listen to. There are so many variations of styles on here that the album never gets boring, especially the way the band handles all of the twists and turns so well.

These guys can really play and bring a lot of talent to this album, as well as a good production job that kept things a little dark and that helps them have some nice atmospheric parts on here. This is a great debut; let’s see if they can keep it up on future releases, I hope so.

https://www.facebook.com/badpowersofficial  http://www.badpowers.com/bad_powers/lair.html     https://www.facebook.com/theendrecords  http://theendrecords.com/