All the Right Moves is a melodic rock band from the Twin Cities area offering some alterative post punk melodic rock on their second EP, The Monster I've Become. It's a short six song piece which offers AtRM consistent use of subtle and addictive melodies and smooth vocal harmonies. The songs are given a nice atmospheric angle thanks to Roman Wolfe's violin.
Above, All the Right Moves: it's freakin' cold in Minneapolis this time of year.
Point of View offers a taste of current melodic indie pop. You Always Bring Me Down revisit the hipster angst so typical of the post punk, emo, and alternative scene. The Monster I've Become and Hollywood hit a little heavier, yet still offer a catchy pedestrian sensibility. Hurricane offers a ballad of sorts, with vocal over piano at the start only to rise for a greater rock presence. It's a fine example AtRM use of melody and harmony. This returns on the closing piece, Learn to Love Again, which also soars from the violin.
Overall, The Monster I've Become is a very strong offering of contemporary melodic rock from a talented band. But they really need to get into the studio, and cut a full album. I'm sure their fans would dig it. Recommended.
The Monster I've Become is a very strong offering of contemporary melodic rock from a talented band. But the really need to get into the studio, and cut a full album. I'm sure their fans would dig it.
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