The streets of South Philadelphia welcome newcomers Stop The World unto the hard rock scene, blending a nice mash up of hard rock grittiness and toughness to the much needed US hard rock avenue. The grunge groovy kick back style that the band presents here on their debut record “Feeding on the Empty” is a breath of fresh air with a genre crowded with weak links and lackluster bands. Leading on vocals is main man Bert Lapore, lending a hand on guitar is the talented duo of Joe Fortino and newly member Tommy Greco.
So once again, Massacre Records signed a band which I really like. The folks at Massacre Records have always been a very reliable metal label for my tastes (having brought some of my favourite bands to my ears) and Envinya doesn’t escape that trend of very good signings (along with Dante’s latest album, November Red, recently reviewed on this very site and which I strongly recommend to fans of progressive metal). I can definitely see myself buying this album when I see it in my record store (which I will do, if I see it).
The easiest way to describe the sound going on here is like a less-catchy version of NICKELBACK, and the band borrows just as much from nineties grunge music as all of the other modern radio-friendly rock bands of today do. The biggest problem with basing your sound around this formula is there is really nothing exciting about it.