From a glance at their picture, this band seems to be too young to have a sound with the feeling of late Seventies and early Eighties hard rock. But this small five song EP finds Future Shock channeling some entertaining classic rock.
Fortunately, Future Shock has the chops, the musicianship, to develop this sound in a fresh way, avoiding, would could be, the possibility of cliche or homage. Future Shock gets to root of hard rock: big riffs, strong sense of melody, nice hooks and, notably, a strong groove.
You can hear all these elements throughout this EP. But they stand tall on Not Defeated and Hard Times, a very catchy rocker. If anything reminds of those early days of hard rock it may be slower pieces, Life Goes On I'm Moving On and When Reality Strikes. These two tunes sweat drops of hard rock groove and melancholy, without becoming morose. Simply, Future Shock is quite good at their craft, and these are very tight, very entertaining songs. Recommended.
Echoing or maybe channeling early hard rock, Seventies and early Eighties, Future Shock delivers some tight and entertaining tunes.
Mat Sinner is both an icon and legend in the German, and the larger European, hard rock and heavy metal scene. Cranking out music since 1982, Sinner is an industrious and prolific musician and producer whether through his namesake band, the heavy metal heroes Primal ... [ Read More ]