Neurosonic are a four piece band from Canada who play quite fast and catchy
nu-metal music mixed with electronic sounds, they have just completed
their debut album 'Drama Queen' which is being released on Bodog Music
'Drama Queen' is quite an interesting album and it opens up with the bands
debut single, 'So Many People' which is a song that is full of huge heavy
guitar riffs, big electronic synths and Jason Darr's extremely fast vocals
that get really melodic during the chorus, the song is extremely radio
friendly but really can’t see it becoming successful in the UK as
the Nu-metal scene died out many years ago. 'Are Solar' is another really
catchy song that a lot of people claim is like a better version of Nine
Inch Nails, but I really don’t know where they got that idea from
as to be honest the song is like a poor mans Limp Bizkit with Jason Darr
rapping throughout the song over some heavy riffs sounding pretty awful.
There are some really bad moments on this album such as 'Crazy Sheila'
a song that has so much going on at once everything just sounds a mess.
'Until I Die' is another song that is pretty bad, it starts off with some
good guitar riffs and then suddenly things go downhill with some extremely
dodgy sounding vocals and your very average sounding nu-metal riffs.
The album isn’t all about heavy riffs and dodgy rapping though,
it does have some chilled out moments which are actually quite listenable
such as on 'Me Myself And I' where the vocals actually sound half decent
and the instrumental work sounds spot on. 'For The Boy' is the other chilled
out track on the album with its acoustic guitars running throughout the
Overall if Neurosonic came on the scene 10 years ago when music was all
about Nu-metal they would probably be quite welcomed but still find it
hard to become successful due to the fact that they really don’t
know where they are going with their music, the vocals change from one
song to the next which shows to me that Jason Darr really doesn’t
know where his vocal strong point is, the lyrics are pretty dumb and badly
written, the electronics get a bit too much and the guitar riffs are dated
and nothing that we haven’t heard before but on the plus side the
artwork to the album is pretty impressive but your not going to by the
bands album just for that, are you?
Review by Trigger