Walking With Giants- Worlds Unknown
FFO- Alternative Rock, Hard Rock
Walking With Giants is the debut album from Gary Noon (Vocals, Guitar) and features guest appearances from Clint Lowery (Guitar) and Morgan Rose (Drums) of Sevendust and Brian Marshall (Bass) of Alter Bridge. While many fans of heavier music fight the urge to want to listen anything lighter, they are missing some truly talented hard rock in the process. That is exactly what Worlds Unknown showcases. Very catchy and brilliantly written songs with lots of melody and harmony and heavy in all the right spots. Think Staind meets Alter Bridge meets Sevendust!
The album starts with the first half of the title track, Worlds Unknown Part 1. A short instrumental track that leads into the song Broken Truth. The song starts with a lone guitar riff before blasting in with a great heavier meets pop riff. Back To Life is a great radio rock ballad. Absolutely in the vein of what makes Alter Bridge ballads so great. Bound has a great alternative rock vibe to it right from the start. Lots of radio potential here. Heavy Hand is next and starts off with a great Sevendust vibe before getting more midtempo. An absolutely catchy chorus makes this a great listen. Endless Road is another great reason to not be afraid of your inspirations. While still having it's own sound, there is a huge Alice In Chains vibe in the verses, and that is a great thing. The Now is a big nod to Sevendust (considering who plays on the album, that's not a shock). While being a bit more of the radio rock variety than Sevendust's heavier sound, it really works! Guilty One is a great mix of heavy and poppy. Exactly what top 40 rock needs right now. Different Voice starts with a long guitar riff that leads into a midtempo number. The middle of the track features the heaviest moment on the album with a crushing breakdown before a very cool guitar solo. Solid Ground is the last full song on the album. With it's blend of heavier and catchy moments it is one of the strongest songs on the entire album. The song ends with a segue way into Worlds Unknown Part 2. It is a bit heavier than Worlds Unknown Part 1 leaving for a fantastic finish to the album.
The message of the album is quite clear, ENJOY LIFE! There is too much negativity in the world, especially right now. We should change that and be happy with ourselves and strive to make the most out of ourselves. That is absolutely something I can get behind. This is exactly what is needed in radio rock today. Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll is cool, but we need room for stuff to keep us positively motivated. When this album hits, it should take the world by storm, even if it takes time, it will be worth it.
Walking With Giants- Worlds Unknown available NOW via a self release
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