- Living in Dog Years. Reviewed by antiGUY
I never heard of
these guys before coming to antiMUSIC. That changed real quick. Our managing
editor, Keavin, loves to blast Neuroticas debut album Seed at full volume
in the office. I admit I was hooked from the first note.
Who are these guys
and why havent I heard of them? They are a killer heavy rock band from
Florida. They had a lucky break when none other than Brain Johnson of AC/DC
discovered them. Johnson got them a record deal and produced the
bands debut. The result Seed was critically acclaimed and set Neurotica
up as one of the hottest heavy bands of the 90s. But then bad luck hit,
their indy labels distribution company went under, so just as radio was
picking up the single and word was spreading the CD stopped dead in its
tracks. That didnt discourage these guys. They went back into the
studio and recorded their follow-up which I am reviewing right here.
Think of how many
bands had a kickass debut album. Only to release a pile of s*** for a second
record. Good thing for Neurotica that didnt happen to them. Point of fact,
Living in Dog years blows Seed away. Although Brain Johnson wasnt
on hand this time as producer, this is an album he could be proud of.
Note for note this
album rocks, I would go so far as to call it one of the best heavy metal
records of the 90s. The riff heavy tunes and full throttle vocals dont
slow down one bit. From the opening number, Ride of your Life , to the
equally aggressive Those Dayz These Dayz, Neurotica has found their niche
and have stuck with it. The title track is one of those songs that just
gets stuck in your head and wont go away. Down and dirty guitar riffs
by Shawn Bowen and Louis Polito, with an agro rhythm section courtesy of
G.J.Gosman (Drums) and Migwell Przybyl (Bass), topped by theover the top
vocals of Kelly Shaefer make Neurotica THE BAND to contend with for the
Gold. Not one wasted second can be found here. If the major labels
have any brains we will watch these guys go far. Their days as independents
are numbered and rightly so.
Living in Dogs years
is in stores this week. Go get your copy today hell
click here to order it online (It's even on sale). .
Don't trust me? Need some encouragement, download the MP3 for the first
of your Life"
Did I hype this enough?
Seriously this CD kicks! Be the first on your block to discover this band
before all the posers jump on the band wagon.