Feature: Why Nothing More Is Important To Rock Music
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:53:12
There hasn't been a band like Nothing More in a long time. In fact, there really hasn't been a band like Nothing More ever.
They indisputably stand out from their peers, yet they can enjoy mass consumption and unanimous radio play because they write intricately irresistible songs. The trick is they find that delicate balance between technical grandiosity and catchy palatability. That's why they're so important to rock music right now. They're crucial to its future and how it flourishes in the same way that Tool, Deftones, and At the Drive-In were upon first debuting. Simply put, we need Nothing More.
The recent success of "This Is The Time (Ballast)" illustrates how hungry the audience is for Nothing More and more artists of their ilk.
However, their self-titled debut offers an undeniable and unique journey worth taking over and over again. It follows through a myriad of emotions whether it’s the sputtering electronic stomp of "Christ Copyright" or the intrepid guitars and entrancing vocals of "First Punch", every element converges into one cohesive and calculated vision. That vision becomes the clearest on the album's utterly impressive dénouement the six-minute "God Went North" and the sweepingly epic near ten minute closer "Pyre". Still, there's a lot more from these burgeoning superstars. That's the most thrilling aspect of all of this.
Ultimately, Nothing More amplifies the ethereal alternative grandiosity of Muse with a distinct hard rock punch, making for an unparalleled combo of hypnotic and heavy. They’re bound to be one of the biggest breakouts of 2014 and a band with the power to elevate the genre.
Get ready for a roller coaster like nothing you've experienced...Strap in and enjoy the ride.
Have you heard Nothing More yet?