Have you ever wanted to be auditorily attacked? A better question would be, when was the last time that you were? Don’t you kind of miss it? Well, reminisce elsewhere because thanks to Middle Class Rut you can have the feeling of attack at the tip of your fingers (mp3 or CD format form of attack.) Middle Class Rut is a band out of Sacramento, California consisting of guitarist/vocalist, Zack Lopez and drummer/vocalist Sean Stockholm. This delicious duo of attack rock has been invading eardrums since 2006, and are a welcome addition to a genre left for dead long ago.
The album itself is a powerhouse of Rock. Sweet, balls out Rock.
This duo of Rockdom is nothing new. Local H, the White Stripes, and Everly Brothers were all there first, but this version of rock duo awesomeness is all relentless power chords and in Zack Lopez, you also have an unending supply of power vocals that from the jump, show no signs of let up. His voice is several power chords, strummed all at once. The band released several EP’s before releasing their first full-length LP, No Name No Color in 2010. The album itself is a powerhouse of Rock. Sweet, balls out rock.
…true blue anthemic groups like MC Rut who completely embody the anthemic spirit…
Today’s airwaves are dominated with the anthemic flavoring of groups like Fun, but for as much as Fun tries to project a sense of the anthemic feeling with songs like, “We Are Young”, is it just me or does it seem like regardless how many people you throw behind the chorus, their songs just wind up falling short of powerful or even anything resembling emotional? It’s generic, really. Fun is not fun at all. If anything, they’re dull and forced whereas with true blue anthemic groups like MC Rut who completely embody the anthemic spirit that although musically different, will surely make you think of that other powerhouse of anthem rock, Queen. Zack’s powerful voice is reminiscent of Jane’s Addiction’s Perry Farrell, with an added notch of extra manhood that comes flowing out of Zack’s voice.
Just like a junkie hooked on a drug, you’ll want the feeling more and more and you’ll do anything to have it.
No Name No Color is a welcome addition to anyone’s collection. The album begs multiple listenings and then when you’ve done that, it needs several more. No, not because you need to get a feel for it or nothing, no, that’ll happen right from the first listen. You’ll listen to No Name No Color because it’s infectious. Just like a junkie hooked on a drug, you’ll want the feeling more and more and you’ll do anything to have it. In listening to this band’s music, you’ll completely forget that you’re only listening to two instrumentalists. Their sound is just so much more full sounding than that, it’s so loud (No, not Rick Rubin produced “Death Magnetic” loud, it’s a little more honest sounding than that.)
Listen up you fans of music, this is a band that deserves, nay, demands your undivided attention. You want this feeling of being carried away in a wall of sound. The sound never seems out of place, on the contrary, it’s a welcome distraction to anyone’s existence. Think of it like this, when was the last time you were excited by music? Go on. I’m waiting… exactly. Get excited people! Music saves and Middle Class Rut is here to save you from the mediocrity of mainstream dribble. MC Rut might not be the Second Coming, but they are surely disciples of all that is right and good in the world of music. Middle Class Rut released their follow-up to No Name No Color, Pick Up Your Head on June 25th of this year, and you know what? There’s no let up to these boys.Pick Up Your Head is another masterpiece of an album. MC Rut’s music takes one over, so what are you waiting for? Allow yourselves to be taken over. As always, your praise I await.
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