“The Deafening” by The Deafening

Artist: The Deafening
Title: “The Deafening”
Label: Independent Artist
Release Date: 10/1/2010
Genre: Hard Rock
Rating: 3.75/5

The Deafening is the name of a relatively new band fronted by the legendary Coco Caine, the seductive Glamstress that once commanded the musical armies of the 80’s with Cocaine The Band. With The Deafening we find the singer approaching the modern day with a black leather boot heel instead of the glitter and her attitude is one of taking numbers and ripping them up in your face. That being said the new musical project presents five of its numbers to the hungry for Rock masses of the world in the form of their EP which is self titled. The release starts off with the rocking “Bass To The Treble” and it’s hard to not find you head bopping and foot stomping in time with it as Coco and the boys drive home the point. During the tune guitarist Eddie Animal showcases some serious lead guitar chops and that makes the listener know quickly that he must have studied the teachings of the greats back in his bedroom as he honed his craft in those days of youth. “Less Clean” follows up and demonstrates some of the incredibly powerful vocal register of Coco. The lady can belt them out without a doubt and I must inform you that it’s a melodic register and not her just screaming for the sake of being able to do so while the band pumps out the notes behind her. “The Jackals” is pretty good as the singer tells us of her CIA and NRA affiliations but the rest I will leave up to you to decide. During “Fill It In” the band gives us an almost anthem-type number and based on the way it’s flowing musically I can sense this becoming a big crowd tune or one that gets the fists pumping and lighters lighted. Perhaps in this day in age it will be everyone’s smart phones that showcase a lighter as opposed to a real one.

The five tunes are rounded by “Demons Of L.A.” and it follows suit with the rest of the album and even gives us a slight bass and drum interlude. The rhythm section rounds out the band well and is done so by Blackie Doyle on bass and Marco Payne on drums. Together the pair forms a relatively solid lock on the groove and while they are on the money from tune to tune, they are not adventuring into any experimental musical territory with their playing. Had this been a Progressive or Technical band that would have been a very bad thing, but this is a bare bones Hard Rock outfit that is designed to throw you against the wall and leave you wanting more. That makes the whole keeping to the point a commendable thing. The band hails out of New York City and is sure to please those seeking a dose of quality Hard Rock music as delivered by an up and coming Rock Goddess and a talented group of guys. I recommend this to fans of bands like KISS, Guns ‘N Roses and perhaps even Y&T and not in the sense that The Deafening mirrors their sound, but more based on the fact that those bands get right to the point and so do these Rockers. The EP showcases a photo of the band which makes one think that they will be fun to watch in concert as well. Good luck to The Deafening, I cannot wait to hear more from you.

Track Listing:
1. Bass To The Treble
2. Less Clean
3. The Jackals
4. Fill It In
5. Demons Of L.A.

Official Website: http://www.thedeafening.com

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