really don't know what to make of
based melodic rock band Tourist. 'The Relevance of Motion' is their
debut album, and their strange cocktail of modern, almost nu-metal
sounding guitars and hard rock melody lines, choirs and choruses makes
me kind of frustrated.
I were a nu metal fan I would be missing the aggressive edge, and as a
melodic rock fan I really hate the guitar sound - so the band ends up
being uninteresting for both sides. Sure there are some cool melodies
here and there, but I don't feel the guitar sound fits the music at
if you are a bit open-minded and like bands like Nickelback or Billy
Talent, then I suggest you give them a try... starting with songs like
"Jacob's Ladder", "Everytime we Touch" (first single
and a song that is being used as the theme song supporting the release of the 1970 reissue of the Converse classic
shoe) or the cool ballad "It Just Doesn't Matter".
Listen carefully before buying!