The New Czars, Doomsday Revolution, CD Review
Los Angeles’ New Czars debut album, Doomsday Revolution, will be released on September 14, 2010. Members have worked with some big names in various music genres, such as Alice Cooper, Bootsy Collins, Bruce Dickinson, Courtney Love and Pink. Their music is a satisfying blend of progressive rock, pop and electronica, with a truly experimental vibe.
An official source quoted singer and guitarist Greg Hampton explaining a little about the album: “You can hear some of the elements of past records I’ve been involved in. There’s an inherent nature in my writing direction, which stems from my roots I had been raised on in the South, in the blues-rock/funky vein, but there are some industrial rock, pop and progressive elements to our music. Nine Inch Nails, The Beatles, Kind Crimson and Funkadelic are among the many bands that influenced me. And I was hugely influenced by great guitar players when I was a kid like Tommy Bolin, Todd Rundgren and guys like that. Guys who didn’t have a lot of boundaries musically.”
Traversing through the tracks of Doomsday Revolution, you can plainly see the success formula in his eclectic musical approach, from “Keep On Goin”, a catchy rockin’ track, to the instrumental song “Abstract Prague”, and on to a groove-soaked tune entitled “Crash”. Towards the end of the disc, you may find yourself uncontrollably drumming on nearby objects to the aptly named “Funky Detour” and “Crotch Critters”, which takes you on a funkadelic rock laced trip.
While The New Czars draw on many different influences, they take each one and mold it to fit their own unique style. Doomsday Revolution bears 16 tracks that are sure to please adventurous musical tastes.
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