Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Review -- STATIC IN THE STARS -- No Grace In Goodbyes

NO GRACE IN GOODBYES
Static In The Stars
Sound Grenade
8-out-of-10
If you like high energy rock that doesn’t go too far into the realm of metal, or just like being in on the ground floor of a band which should break big, then you had better put Static In The Stars’ debut release No Grace In Goodbyes on your last minute Christmas list.
This Calgary band is just plain good. Listening to the seven-song disk the first time I got the same feeling I did hearing bands such as Art of Dying and Cold Driven the first time. For regular readers, yes Static In The Stars are that good.
Lost Vegas starts off the CD and immediately catches your attention. You have the immediate feeling you are in for something special.
By the time you get a few chords into Raise Your Voice, you are convinced the band is for real.
Through the remaining five songs they simply keep matching the high bar they set with the first two songs. There is not a weak cut here. This is simply a killer disk top-to-bottom.
Jordan Carriere provides the lead vocals with help from Cam Thomas who also plays guitar, drummer Jason Ritchie, and bassist Jeff Pedora, with James Goodon also supplying guitar work.
This is truly a CD to have, and a hot band to keep an eye on.
Check them out at www.myspace.com/staticinthestars
— CALVIN DANIELS

-- Review first appeared in Yorkton This Week newspaper Dec. 23, 2009 - Yorkton, SK. Canada

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