Random bands have started to follow me on twitter and tumblr, and it does amazing things for my ego. In this segment, we talk about the bands that have followed me recently.
I intern at a label that specializes in metal, but I will admit readily that I know nothing about straight up metal aside from the historical details of welding accidents and missing fingers. The history of drop tuning doesn't exactly help me determine whether or not a band is good, though. So I'm gonna have to keep this review pretty simple, lest I make a judgment that doesn't even apply to the music.
I'm not super into it, just because I'm not super into metal. I like metalcore, but that's kind of the punk baby of metal, or the punk niece or nephew. But just because I'm not into it doesn't mean Schemata Theory isn't a good band-- in fact, they're great. It's good music with a great reaction from listeners (I surveyed the youtube comments, sue me), which, in my book, means a positive review.
Ahhhh, pop rock, I know what I'm talking about again.
I like Jocelyn, they're fun, but still kind of angsty, like me (I love talking about myself, can you tell?) My only real complaint was that the lead singer Alex sounds a little out of key when he sings. His voice just doesn't sound quite right with the music. And it's pretty much your standard pop rock band. I feel like I'm being mean. Good thing I didn't become a teacher, I would have graded so harshly...
Lauren Elizabeth of Theody
I was obsessed with Flyleaf when I was seventeen. Like, I didn't listen to anything else for weeks at a time. I distinctly remember baking cookies while hardcore jamming to "Cassie." Lucky me, Theody came knocking, and I get to relive those glory days. And I have to apologize for going with the obvious comparison-- another female-fronted Christian rock band-- but Lauren's vocals are more melodic than Lacey's (yes, I'm still using Lacey as the point of comparison, I'm an early Flyleaf fan, I haven't adjusted to the changes in lineup just yet), and Theody utilizes keys and programming in a way that Flyleaf didn't. So I'm distinguishing. There.
Again, I have to draw a tiny issue with the vocals not meshing fantastically with the music. Her voice sounds a little strained, too, although my ear is untrained and I also strain my vocals all the time so I'm not exactly a great coach for these sorts of things.