I can’t vouch for the band’s first CD, but if it is half as good as the new self title disc, then I may have to seek that one out as well.
Onesidezero has a sound that fuses modern rock, with a hint of 80’s metal. It is a sound that works, and I am impressed by the tunes I have listened to here.
I can’t place my finger on it, but if I had to compare Onesidezero’s sound to another band’s tunes, I might say Tool, however, Onesidezero’s songs are much more mainstream sounding than that.
I tend to prefer the harder numbers on this disc, and the songs My Confessions, Sleep, and Stay are all highly enjoyable tunes. I tend to lose interest on far too many of the tunes here. The guitar work gets my attention at times, but I was expecting something with a little more teeth. Quite a few of the tunes here, sound too repitious, and I begin to lose interest.
I have mixed feelings about this disc. This album is neither amazing or terrible. It may appeal to more of the alternative rock fans, than the hard rock folks. The harder numbers are pretty good, but the rest of the tunes just didn’t appeal to me. If you like what you seen in the video, “Sleep” below, stop by the band’s myspace page, and give some of their tunes a whirl, and see what you think.
Rating: Out of 10
1. Carry Your Gun
3. Whatever Happened To…
5. My Confessions
9. Who Will Stop the Rain?
10. Safely Forgotten
11. Cardboard Cutouts
12. Carry Us Away
Jasan Radford – Vocals, Guitar
Christian Hernandez – Bass
Rob Basile – Drums
Levon Sultanian – Guitars, Vocals
Onesidezero has announced they have parted ways with guitarist Levon Sultanian. A statement from the group reads as follows:
“We have decided to part ways with Levon due to creative and personal differences,” says frontman Jasan Radford. “The past 11 years that Levon and I played together were some of the best times and some of the hardest, but as time goes on sometimes things change and you grow apart. He will be missed, but we will continue and I see Onesidezero having a strong and positive 2008. A special thanks to everyone for supporting Onesidezero.”
The band will continue to support their recently released, self-titled, sophomore album with short headlining tour of the West Coast to round out the year, including a spot on 104.7 The Edge’s “Not So Silent Night” show with Atreyu, Five Finger Death Punch and Fair To Midland. Onesidezero will kick off 2008 with a European tour alongside ADEMA and RE:IGNITION.
Onesidezero’s Ulrich Wild (Static-X, Stabbing Westward, Taproot) produced sophomore album was released through Corporate Punishment Records. The album is the long awaited follow-up to the band’s critically acclaimed 2001 debut “Is This Room Getting Smaller”, which saw the group tour with the likes of Incubus, 311, Static-X, and Soul fly. The album’s first single, “My Confession”, has been picking up steam at radio with the track receiving steady rotation on XM Radio’s Squizz channel and Los Angeles based KROQ.
Onesidezero Tour Dates (more TBA)
Dec 09 Cell Block, Mesa, AZ
Dec 10 Sunshine Theater, Albuquerque, NM w/ ATREYU
Dec 11 Colorado Springs, CO Black Sheep
Dec 12 Las Vegas, NV The Cheyenne Saloon
Dec 14 Brick By Brick, San Diego CA
Dec 15 Chain Reaction, Anaheim CA
Dec 16 Hogue Barmichael’s, Newport Beach CA
Feb 27 Club Logo, Hamburg Germany w/ ADEMA
Mar 02 Rockfabrik,Ludwigsburge Germany w/ ADEMA