VOICE OF ADDICTION: Modern Day Meltdown: CD

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This Chicago, IL trio has dropped a new four song EP that shows of their mix of punk and rock that they do so well. This is their fifth release in their eight year history and this EP really showcases growth in their songwriting abilities with its dramatic tempo shifts and turn on a dime time signature changes driven by the solid drumming. The vocal delivery has a bit more grit and gravel than on previous releases and adds roughness to the giant sing along choruses throughout all the songs and the guitar work adds awesome riffing to the band’s airtight sound.

This literally explodes with “Modern Day Meltdown,” a terrific song that serves up devastating rhythm, a rocking guitar groove, infectious harmonies and catchy chorus. “Daley Struggle” keeps things moving with its slamming guitar groove against melodic vocals and dynamic groove and takes a jab at former mayor Richard M. Daley. “Same Old Song” is a full throttle ditty with heartfelt vocals against a wicked rhythm guitar. “Juvenescence” continues the urgent pace of the album with another guitar-driven, kick-ass song.

A great taster that will set your speakers on fire and you know that being from Chicago, they know about fires. If this is how hard they hit on an EP, just think how they will destroy you on an album or live.

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VOICE OF ADDICTION: Reduce Reuse Resist: CD

VOICE OF ADDICTION got together in Chicago, IL back in 2004 and they released their full-length self-titled album in 2004, they recorded an EP at the end of December 2005 simply titled EP 2005, in June 2006 they released their second album, A New Religion, in 2008 they released the re-Evolution and in 2011, Reduce Reuse Resist was released.

This 13-song release features not only singer/bassist Ian Tomele, but also guitarist/singer Kyle Tilev and drummer Andy Petty, and they get the album started with “Wrecking Ball” an acoustic song with guitar, strong lead and backup vocals, and a bit of drums that gives a nice mellow touch to start with a bit of a BILLY BRAGG feel. “Constant Pollution” kicks the punk rock into high gear with a great instrumental start that goes for almost one minute and thirty seconds and then it gets harder and the angry vocals kick in with some background vocals and hard pounding drums and great guitar playing to round out this great song. “September Remembered” is a great ballad style rocker, “Warriors” is a one-two punch in the throat of sing along punk rock, and these guys have great political lyrics, not just about the government, but personal politics about taking too much crap in your life, about equality among our fellow-men, global warming, the global financial crisis, and feeling powerless against corrupt leadership are all topics touched on and it’s not preachy, but well done. “Mother” is a great track about how we are ruining mother earth and the song kicks ass, with some heartfelt and powerful playing. Other songs that got me rocking were “Decision Street” with some guitar playing that reminded me of the CLASH, “U’re All Crazy” with the crazy banjo mixed in, “System Control” with its hardcore assault and excellent bass guitar standing out, “45 Revolutions, and “Bombs Away”. The album ends with “Need Change” uses song titles from the album to help create the lyrics to the song, ten of the thirteen song titles appear in the lyrics and it makes for an effective wrap up of the message of the album.

VOICE OF ADDICTION never get preachy, they offer up their thoughts to you and they do it with conviction and emotion that you can tell isn’t forced, but comes from the heart. This is an album that has great song after great song and you will find something on here to become your next favorite song. Grab this one and open up your ears and your mind to what VOICE OF ADDICTION is laying down.

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