Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Review -- THE BETTER WORLD -- Broken Memories

BROKEN MEMORIES
The Better World
Indie
7.5-out-of-10
The Better World is a rock trio out of New Jersey that has a sound that should earn them a solid following.
The band is fronted by vocalist and guitarist Matt Coban, who is joined by Justin Miskowski, also on guitar and Elli Rothenberg on drums.
Broken Memories, is a six-song sophomore disk for the band. I must say I wish they had opted for a full-length effort. That’s a good thing, in the sense I like what The Better World has done on the six songs here. There should be more.
Of course we might expect a slick effort here given the industry experience they brought into the picture to help with Broken Memories.
“The Better World teamed up with Grammy award-winner Jason Corsaro (Soundgarden, Buckcherry) to record Broken Memories,” explained their spot on Myspace (www.myspace.com/thebetterworld). “Mastered by Howie Weinberg (Nirvana, U2, Creed), Broken Memories captures the intensity of the Foo Fighters and the heart-felt melodies of 3 Doors Down and Lifehouse to form a powerful, hard-hitting album of shout out loud rock songs.”
Foo Fighters and 3 Doors Down are pretty lofty comparisons, but The Better World does a solid job of living up to them.
There is certainly a 3 Doors Down ‘feel’ to the title cut, and it is also likely the best of the solid six tunes here, although it’s close with the slower-paced Counting the Days.
The lead cut, Only One will also win fans for the disk.
Definitely a band to watch and a disk that bodes well for them breaking big.
Check them out at www.thebetterworld.com
— CALVIN DANIELS

-- Review first appeared in Yorkton This Week newspaper Nov. 18, 2009 - Yorkton, SK. Canada

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