Based on how solid the last album was, I was expecting Osukara to turn up the volume, sharpen up the songwriting and solidify the lineup and studio situation so that he’d knock his next LP out of the park and into the big leagues where his talent belongs. Instead we get the auditory equivalent to laziness: instead of putting together an all-star record, we get a gutterball that serves as ideal ammunition for anyone looking to make a case in court of how modern AOR has been growing stagnant. Nobody said making great music was easy, but hopefully the next record will be the winner we know this guy is capable of crafting.
Metalcore music can be quite repetitive and bland most of the time and is a genre that has really stagnated quickly, but these guys decided to take the sound in a new direction by adding a female operatic-style singer, like a voice you would usually associate with symphonic power metal or operatic gothic metal…
“Rats,” the latest single from the Grammy Award-winning Swedish hard rock band Ghost, today enters its seventh consecutive week as the #1 song at Rock Radio, becoming the longest-running track to top that chart this year.