Review Summary: It is mainstream, but still very good. Not too many major flaws with this, as it is relatively unknown.
Submersed, is a fairly unknown rock band from Stephenville, TX, that has gotten little mainstream success throughout their career. They have only released one CD. They do a good job of mixing up the guitar, bass and drum parts. They sound similar to Alice In Chains, Trapt, Creed, Drowning Pool and Atmonship. I just happened to be looking at the CD rack in Best Buy and noticed this. I thought this would be a great album. I wasn’t disappointed one bit. The only thing that kept this from being perfect is that the songs start toward to drag near the end of the album.
First, Eric Friedman can flat out sing. He can prove that he can hit the high notes. He sings on key throughout the whole CD and doesn’t disappoint one single bit. Songs like To Peace
show this. TJ Davis proves to us that he has the ability to actually use the guitar and maneuver around the bass lines. He does a good job mixing it up throughout the course of the CD. A good example of this is You Run
. It has great solo, and the background is just perfect for it. There are a few songs where he plays the acoustic guitar. The bass and drums add a lot to this, as both are complex. The drums are especially one of the bright spots in the album. Some examples are Divide the Hate
Songs start to drag out toward the end. The bass is a bit hugging, as there is audible bass (Linkin Park, cough cough…….), it just doesn’t move around a whole bit. The guitar starts to use the same chords as the album moves along. One more thing, while the singer has an amazing singing and screaming voice, it also starts to die down toward the end of the album. It is just mainly the lack of consistency throughout the CD. They will make a great song, then a not so great song. Luckily there are more great songs on this CD than not.
This is a great CD, while most people just like to throw off mainstream rock just because their music is too boring and bland, I would advise them to actually listen to the CD before judging on it. This is one of those CD’s. There is some talent here, but it is flashy, but still good enough to make it great. A good listen for anybody.
In Due Time
Divide The Hate