Disc review of Slow Burning Car’s Defection by Unchainedmusic.blogspot.com

Posted 28 Dec 2017 in News, Reviews

Los Angeles’ based hard rockers Slow Burning Car are back with their 4th release, Defection. Featuring a thick, chunky sound with an emphasis on riffs and infectious choruses, the group draw influences from 90s guitar rock, pop punk and as a result end up with a tough grooving attack that’s somewhere in the ballpark of Nirvana, Chevelle, the Foo Fighters, Incubus and even a little bit of Helmet’s staccato crunch. Opener “Alpha Duplicor” strikes fast and fierce with locked-on snare fills, throbbing bass lines and the twin guitar assault of Jesse Damon and Tommy Marcel. The explosive, granite thick riffs present driving grooves that whip into frenetic leads, harmonic counterpoints and wraparound solos that keep...

Disc Review of Defection from Slow Burning Car by Musicoftheworld.blogspot.com

Posted 27 Dec 2017 in News, Reviews

Written by Laura Dodero, posted by blog admin Hailing from Los Angeles, CA; Slow Burning Car are a quirky quartet that mesh various different hard rock influences into an album that delivers an experience that’s best heard as an uninterrupted whole. The band’s fourth disc Defection may start off textbook enough with “Alpha Duplicor’s” teeth-gnashing, hard rock guitar riffs, angst-ridden yet melodic vocals and throbbing percussion that’s a storm of snare/tom fill transitions but Slow Burning Car switches style on a dime and never lingers on the same musical turf for too long. A smorgasbord of sound awaits the listener at Defection’s every corner turn. Whirling dervish guitar leads, crisp punk riffing, steadfast drumming and smooth vocal...

Disc Review of Defection by Slow Burning Car from www.divideandconquermusic.com

Posted 20 Dec 2017 in News, Reviews

Troy Spiropoulos (vocals/bass), Adam Idell (drums/percussion), Jesse Damon (guitars) and Tommy Marcel (guitars) are Slow Burning Car. The band just released their fourth album entitled Defection. Just by looking at the titles of the songs and the album art, the band tries to establish some kind of image right away. There is some kind of sci-fi fantasy theme they have going on here. Somewhere between the actual metal inspired music, delivery and art work I started to think of when Spinal Tap wanted to sing about Stonehenge. I honestly couldn’t tell if Slow Burning Car was being tongue-in-cheek or taking themselves completely seriously. Maybe it’s somewhere in between like Alice Cooper. The song “Alpha Duplicor” definitely has a late ’70s and...

CD Review of Defection by Slow Burning Car from www.ventsmagazine.com

Posted 06 Dec 2017 in News, Reviews

CD REVIEW: Defection by Slow Burning Car Homepage RJ Frometa What is that…? Is it…? Yes, its 90s Alternative music. The decade that saw this awesome genre born has making his way, not only with the return of many iconic, even staple bands of these particular genre; but also with the inception of some new talent that have been highly influenced by it. Defection is aggressive in a very fun way, filled with heavy riffs and contagious excitement. All this can be felt immediately on the song “Alpha Duplicor.” But this track only sets the tone of an album that dives into the different aspects of Alternative music, even taking some time to get grungy, get a bit emo-tional or...

New review of Defection by Slow Burning Car from www.musicstreetjournal.com

Posted 29 Nov 2017 in News, Reviews

Slow Burning Car Defection www.musicstreetjournal.com (Review by Gary Hill) There is at least one song here that definitely doesn’t fit under prog rock. The thing is, there is plenty of prog built into this sound beyond that. Add in the fact that this is just very adventurous (should I say “progressive?”) music, and you’ll understand why I landed this here. While not everything works completely to my ear, the mix of psychedelia, post punk, space rock and more on this has some stunning moments. This review is available in book format (hardcover and paperback) in Music Street Journal: 2017 Volume 6 at lulu.com/strangesound. Track by Track Review Alpha Duplicor This comes in incredibly hard edged. It has an almost heavy metal edge...