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Modern Rivalry
Style: Modern Rock
Release date: November 19th 2010
Playing time: 44:57

When I listened to it for the first time I was rather disappointed. I volunteered for reviewing this record because I thought that the band would be a progressive or power metal act. Why? Because I read that the label behind it is Nightmare Records and almost every release by them is bands in that genre...

Because of that I had to switch a button in my head and start listening again to give the band the judgement they deserve. If I have to believe what they write on their MySpace, the band is rather popular in their home-country Australia. That must be the reason why they got picked up by Nightmare Records. I have to say that they sound very international and the music is very radio and MTV friendly. Perhaps that is why it is not really my personal taste, but what they play sounds good.

The band mixes rock with some grunge and some post-Punk and sounds a bit like Foo Fighters. They have also listened to System of a Down and Tool I think. It is all a bit too modern for me and too radio-friendly, but with the right support they can get a foot aground in the US perhaps, Europe, I doubt it.


01. Waking Up

02. Back Someday

03. Running For Their Lives

04. Modern Rivalry (Something to Say)

05. It's On

06. Interlude

07. Radio

08. Understated (A Night of Sobering)

09. One Day At a time

10. Your Not the Only One

11. Valium Stitches

12. The Sound

13. Tear My Heart Out

14. Waiting For the Moment

Label: Nightmare Records
Promotion: Connecting Music
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: November 27th 2010
Website: www.myspace.com/drawcard