I must admit that I am long overdue in checking out Cinder Road. The band has been growing in popularity, and opening for likes of Daughtry and Tesla, hasn’t hurt their cause one bit.
I recently caught Cinder Road live. My wife and I enjoyed their show, so I had to check out their new CD, Superhuman.
Much like Stonerider, whose album I reviewed on Monday, Cinder Road is a 2nd debut by this 5 piece band from Lutherville, Maryland. The band already has a couple of albums to their credit under the moniker, Plunge. I haven’t heard any of those songs, but thank god they changed that awful name!
Cinder Road has a sound that is probably closer to Butch Walker’s Marvelous 3, than anything remotely hard rock. Their songs have a hard edge, which make the songs easily palatable for main stream music and hard rock fans alike.
I prefer the harder cuts on Superhuman. My favorite songs on this record are, I’m So Sorry, Should’ve Known Better, and Get In Get Out.
Superhuman is a solid effort by Cinder Road, and one that should garner some mainstream success for the band. The music is a little lighter than those usually reviewed at HRH, but Superhuman is certainly a disc worth exploring!
You can check out more of their songs, at the band’s myspace page here.
Rating:Out of 10
1. I’m So Sorry
2. Bad Excuse
3. Back Home To You
4. Should’ve Known Better
5. Get In Get Out
6. Learning To Love
7. Feels So Good
10. Drift Away
11. Don’t Be Scared
Cinder Road is:
Mike Ruocco – vocals
Chris Shucosky – guitar
Pat Patrick – guitar
Nat Doegen – bass
Mac Calvaresi – drums
Did you watch the show Rockstar Supernova on CBS? Remember singer Phil Ritchie?
He came on the show to gain some exposure for his band, Lennex, and met his demise for the same reason. For whatever reason, I didn’t care for him on the show very much.
I am glad that I happened to stumble upon his band again. Ritchie’s band Lennex, a five piece band from Maryland has a sound worth checking out.
The video below is for the Lennex song, A Lesser None.
Lennex has two CD’s under their belt, Part Math, Part Euphoria and For The Sake Of Simplicity . They have recently released a new song, Thank You & Goodbye on their myspace page, and are hard at work on album #3. Check them out!