Sonic City

June 23rd, 2006
by Celtic Bob

Sonic City
2006, PHD Records
Rating: 3.5/5

A somewhat straightforward blues-based rock record with a slight modern edge. The thing that sets this apart from the crowd is that their guitarist Danny Sveinson is just a mere 12 years old.

Songs such as “If You Were Me” and “Further I Fall” showcase some of his excellant bluesy guitar playing. These are two of the catchiest and most radio friendly tracks on the disc. The only downfall to this release is in it’s production. The bass and drums are mixed too high and are boomy for the most part and distract from the songs in a major way. Vocally Rod Burns is half decent but he blends in too much with allot of the vocalists out there today. There is nothing distinctive about his voice.

 

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