The Mayfield Four
Second Skin


3.0
good

Review

by Xenophanes STAFF
September 13th, 2010 | 6 replies


Release Date: 2001 | Tracklist


The Mayfield Four were a hard rock band that existed for a short time in the late 90's, early 2000's. Breaking up in 2002, the members have since gone their separate ways, most notable Myles Kennedy who is now the lead singer of Alter Bridge. To be quite honest, there is not a whole lot seperating the sound of The Mayfield Four from the glut of radio friendly hard rock. However, the band is just so incredibly solid. The songs are wholly interesting, and there is a little more substance lyrically. The band also does a fine job mixing up their sound, which adds a little variety, and makes everything much more consistent. There is more instrumental prowess than simple power chords being thrown around, yet there is still a lot left to be desired. There is a solo in "Believe" that sounds quite interesting, but is played so high on the fretboard, and is so digitized, that it kinda gets lost in the mix. Yet the true gem of the album is Myles Kennedy, whose vocals play a major role as to why the album is such a good listen. He has a great range, and overall just has a truly powerful voice.

The Mayfield Four are a hard rock band. Period. Aside from the nice selection of well crafted songs (there really isn't a truly terrible song), and a great vocalist, The Mayfield Four really don't offer much else that has not already been done to death. Overall it's quite good, but nothing that really stands out as truly "genre defining."

3.25/5



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Gmork89
September 13th 2010


7873 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

That's a pretty short review, what is there is well written though. There are some really good songs on here like Mars Hotel, Lyla, and Loose Cannon. Summergirl should have been mentioned for sure becasue it is hands down one of Kennedy's best performances.

americanmusicmachine
September 13th 2010


3953 Comments


four...skin lol

Romulus
September 13th 2010


8523 Comments


Summergirl and Mars Hotel are great songs, the rest is pretty eh. Love Kennedy's voice here though

Gmork89
September 13th 2010


7873 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Summergirl is perfect, lyrically, musically, and vocally.

Cipieron
December 19th 2011


3508 Comments


just found this used for $3... fucking rawks.

love me some myles

AdRock69
December 26th 2012


2 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

underrated as fuck



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