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For Lancaster, Pennsylvania’s metal wunderkinds TEXAS IN JULY, the cliché that age is nothing but a number is strikinglyapropos. Armedwith prodigious talent and songwriting ability that belie the fact that the band’s members range in age from 15to 17, TEXAS are poised tomake waves with the release of their debut, digital-only EP, Salt of The Earth.

With less talent, a similar group’s ages might make them a novelty – the metal version of HANSON – but TEXAS deliver withmore musicalchops than most people twice their age. No one overhears, “These kids are good for th ...read more

For Lancaster, Pennsylvania’s metal wunderkinds TEXAS IN JULY, the cliché that age is nothing but a number is strikinglyapropos. Armedwith prodigious talent and songwriting ability that belie the fact that the band’s members range in age from 15to 17, TEXAS are poised tomake waves with the release of their debut, digital-only EP, Salt of The Earth.

With less talent, a similar group’s ages might make them a novelty – the metal version of HANSON – but TEXAS deliver withmore musicalchops than most people twice their age. No one overhears, “These kids are good for their age” at a TEXAS INJULY show. “These kids aregood” always suffices.

Produced and engineered by Carson Slovak of CENTURY (Prosthetic Records), Salt Of The Earth is a full-speed, head. oncollision into anabsolute wall of sound. The technical, riffing guitars are propelled forward by thunderous, booming drumsounds to create a sonic explosion.

“The recording of Salt Of The Earth was a process that was even better than we could have imagined,” explains guitaristLogan Maurerexcitedly, “Carson’s talents as an engineer and producer are exceptional and he truly helped fulfill the vision wehad for these songs. It wasmindblowing to hear the final result – to hear something we crafted, to hear our individual artisticexpression take form and become areality..

In addition to being a major draw as a headliner in their hometown (routinely packing Lancaster’s 850+ capacity venue TheChameleonClub), TEXAS have shared the stage with an impressive number of heavy hitters in the metal music scene, such asEVERY TIME I DIE,THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, AUGUST BURNS RED, MAYLENE AND THE SONS OF DISASTER, THE BLED andmore.

It’s all just part of TEXAS’ recipe for success – Perform. Turn Heads. Repeat.

From the opening riff of lead track “Hook, Line and Sinner,” it’s clear that TEXAS IN JULY mean business on Salt of the Earth.Over fivetracks, the fierce, churning guitars of Maurer and Christian Royer tug at the backbone that drummer Adam Gray andbasist Ben Witkowskilay down, while the guttural vocals of Alex Good propel the songs forward.

Unlike many bands’ debuts (metal bands in particular), Salt of the Earth isn’t the type of record whose mention will make itsmembers cringefive years down the road. It’s a strong debut by a band for whom the title “force to be reckoned with” islooming just on the horizon. As strongas the album is, however, it’s safe to say that for TEXAS IN JULY, the best is yet tocome. « hide

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Bloodwork
2014

3.8
74 Votes
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10/09/2012

3
83 Votes
One Reality
2011

2.5
179 Votes
I Am
2009

3.2
231 Votes
EPs
Uncivilized
2010

2.9
19 Votes
Salt Of The Earth
2007

3
63 Votes
Compilations
Reflections
07/23/2013

3.7
3 Votes

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