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Every so often a band comes along that ticks all the right boxes and Like A Storm do just that and then some. Hailing originally from New Zealand and now settled in Vancouver the Kent brothers-the driving force behind the band-managed to offload three thousand limited tour edition e.p’s during an American tour as well releasing a debut album that entered the Billboard charts at 61 without so much as a whiff of promotion.
Like A Storm’s debut album resolutely tips it hat to melody and great songs whilst retaining a modern edge that fits right into the current mainstream alt-rock scene.
With a guitar tone from the Hoobastank school of riffs (‘Just Save Me’), a melodic vocal delivery akin to Lynam’s Jacob Lynam or Lit’s A. Jay Popoff and the modernized programming of Bulletproof Messenger (‘Enemy’), ‘In The Beginning’ is without a doubt one of the shining stars in 2009.
Other killer tunes making their way to a radio near you (well in the US at least) are the sensational ballad ‘Don’t Cry’, the melody overload of ‘Galaxy’ (Rest In Peace) and the punchy ‘Lie To Me’. Even ignoring the somewhat flat opening song ‘Chemical Infatuation’ or the album intro and title track that bizarrely features a didgeridoo, this is a remarkably strong album from start to finish
With ‘Lie To Me’ doing extremely well Stateside as a result of its use on the TNA Genesis pay per view and an early spring tour with Skillet, Puddle Of Mudd and Skillet, 2010 looks like being an extremely good year for Like A Storm