Title - 'World in Shambles'
Artist - Drive A
The Young & The Restless
Drive A is a four piece punk rock band that came out of LA. This year the band came out with their second CD The World In Shambles. The CD starts off with an 18 second intro talking about the band being missing and there being no leads. This intro is the first chapter out of 14. After the intro the CD goes to the song ‘Revolt!’ which starts with a siren, then is followed by a fast guitar, a drum beat just as fast, a heavy bass line to keep it all together, and heavily grunge influenced vocals.
‘Young C*nts’ comes after in the story. The song has a very strong intro that is followed up with Bruno Mascolo’s famous yelling singing that is used in most of the tracks. ‘Let’s Have A Wreck’ is one of the bands more popular songs. You are able to hear Bruno’s very young singing voice along with his very heavy screaming. The bass stands out right with the guitar while the drumming gives the whole rhythm to the song. The new CD is only a half hour long but is more than enough time for the band to say what’s on their minds.
Bruno’s singing changes from clean vocalization to fast screaming/yelling grunge vocalization throughout the CD. Jason Nott has a very noticeable style in regards to playing the guitar. The band goes from playing with a grunge style then mixing 90’s punk in with it. Their bassist Taylor Knowles really holds the songs together throughout the CD.
Lastly in June of ’09 the band got their newest drummer Cody Roots who has been nothing but good with them. The World In Shambles is defiantly worth the sit and listen.
Review by: Brandon Asaro
Dead Conflict Records