August 2, 2017 |

‘Bad Solution – The War Within’

‘Bad Solution – The War Within’

August 2, 2017 |

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Bad Solution's The War Within brings you squealing guitars, thunderous riffs and a mix of aggressive yet melodic vocals, in a classic yet exciting metal fashion. A true blend of rock and metal. Musically genius. The vocals do lack slightly for me in places and could compliment the music/emotion/themes more, but just when I start thinking that, he throws out some corkers of lines and melody. It’s on the heavy side of hard rocks love child with metal, and we love it.
First track of the album (and single) ‘Drowning’ drops you straight into it with strong riffs and in your face drums setting the tone for the album, however the vocals aren’t quite as expressive as I’d expect for meanings that run so deep, vocalist Adam states that this song ‘deals with the struggles of drink and mental health .. suicidal thoughts and tendencies’. The lyrics are powerful but the delivery is lacking in the chorus. Nevertheless, those riffs and rhythms had me at hello.

‘Nothing (You Don’t Know Me)’ starts with an epic finger twisting, ear spunking, squealing goosebump inducing lead riff. It reminds me a bit of Three Days Grace in the chorus, much stronger delivery and you can’t help but bang your head along.

The first three songs of the album seem to end abruptly and could have benefited from being a bit more thought out, everything else is well polished so it seems odd that they have no real end.