The Street hails from Salt Lake City, Utah,
and they have a pretty simple philosophy: "If we stay true to
writing the music that is within us and moves us, we can move the
listener as well". This is my first encounter with them, so I am not
able to judge if they have been true to their philosophy on their
five first albums prior to 'The Divine Debauchery' their sixth
Their influences are mainly from the big stadium
rock bands like U2, Bon Jovi, Van Halen but also more classic US
Hard Rock bands like Lillian Axe, Skid Row and Great White rears its
ugly head on occasion.
Gathering experience in the local area supporting
numerous bands clearly shows in the deliverance, they displays
themselves as a very tight unit that are capable of writing solid
and catchy rock songs. They have a very modern
sound with a modern metal edge to some of the songs, one which might
not go down easy with some hardcore hard rock fans.
The production could have been a lot better, and
do at times get a bit muddy and incoherent, which sadly results in a
mediocre sonically experience. Musically I had set my hopes up for a
more mature and competent experience, but besides a few catchy and
fine songs - like 'Devil's Dilemma', 'Light of Day' 'Shovel' and
'Walls', there's too far between the good stuff on this album.
I feel the band need to find a clear direction -
instead they end up somewhere in the middle. The modern sounding
songs will scare quite a few hard rock fans away and the same can be
said the other way around...
Decent, unspectacular and not much to talk