Sound And Fury is about to embark on a tour with Airbourne. Their new self titled CD, came out in June. Check out their new video, “18”.
When I first heard the song, “Ready to Roll” I thought I might have found a stellar new rock act to hit the scene. Canadian Rockers Jet Black Stare sure seemed to start on the right foot with this good, rocking track. This was the first song that I heard by the band. This cool new tune and the ultra cheap purchase price factored into me buying this CD.
I was hoping that more songs would follow the hard rock style of “Ready to Roll” on this disc. For this listener, In This Life starts off on a high note, and continues to taper off as the songs progress.
Jet Black Stare seemingly tried to follow the modern rock style of Nickelback, in fact, Nickelback’s drummer Daniel Adair plays on several tracks on this CD.
I totally understand a young band trying to create a sound similar to Nickelback. Whether you like them or not, Nickelback is one of the most successful rock bands in this decade, so with that in mind, it makes sense that Jack Black Stare tries to follow in their footsteps. I am not a big fan of this style of modern rock, so it has a minimal amount of appeal to me. I prefer to hear rock music, where the lead guitarists aren’t afraid to play solos. Too much of the guitar work on In This Life is drowned out by the bass and rhythm guitar.
The songs on In This Life aren’t unlistenable by means. There are a few cuts that are worth checking out on this disc including “Ready to Roll”, “I’m Breathing”, “It’s Over” and “The River”.
I believe that Jet Black Stare has a lot of potential, but they need to try to find their own sound and quit trying to be a copycat act. In This Life wont get a lot of repeat plays by me, but fans of Nickelback ought to give them a chance.
For more information on Jet Black Stare, check out their myspace page.
1. Ready To Roll
2. I’m Breathing
3. In This Life
4. Every Moment
5. It’s Over
6. Rearview Mirror
8. I Won’t Let Go
9. Poster Princess
10. The River
11. Next To Me
Jet Black Stare is:
Rod Black – Lead Vocals
Flip – Guitar, Vocals
Dave Muselman – Guitar, Vocals
Shane Hayes – Bass, Vocals
Dan Swinimer -Drums, Vocals