Omaha, Nebraska may be better known for its wild weather than its rock and roll bands, but Emphatic may change that soon.
I usually hear new music before I see a band live, but in the case of Emphatic, I saw their live show, and was so impressed that I purchased a pre-release copy of their debut CD, Damage after their show.
The song writing style of Emphatic kind of has a hair metal flair in my opinion. You can relate to the songs, and they are instantly catchy. I have listened to Damage several times, and I couldn’t find one bad tune on the CD.
The opening song “Do I” kind of has a Disturbed like vibe to it, but with a more upbeat approach. It is a great tune, and one that will have you singing along in no time.
“Get Paid” is absolutely infectious. This song may not find its way to radio due to the language, and that is a real shame. It is one of the best tunes on Damage.
Changes are you have seen the video or listened to the song “Bounce”. If not, you can check it out in the video below. With “Bounce” Emphatic has their first anthem. This song is a real crowd pleaser live, and it gaining momentum on the radio.
“Pride” has the potential to be a monster hit for Emphatic. This ought to be the second single from the CD in my opinion.
Damage is easily the best modern rock CD I have heard in 2011. Damage will be released on July 12th, 2011. Don’t miss out on this excellent CD!
For more information on Emphatic, please visit the band’s Reverbnation page.
Rating: Out of 10
1. Do I
2. Get Paid
3. Put Down the Drink
5. Place To Fall
9. Original Sin
10.Don’t Forget About Me
Patrick Wilson – Vocals
Justin McCain – Lead Guitar
Alan Larson – Bass
Lance Dowdle – Guitar
Jeff Fenn – Programing/Keys