Slovenian rock band Elvis Jackson are finally beginning to receive the acclaim they deserve. The band were nominated for an MTV European music award last year and were busy touring with legendary acts such as Faith No More, The Offspring and NOFX. Finally, with the touring and making appearances at glamorous music award ceremonies, the band had some quality studio time to produce this fantastic new album â€œAgainst The Gravity.â€
The albums title track Against The Gravity is the perfect song for summer with a dominant punk feel yet heavy riffs and melodic vocals make this a varied and refreshing first track that will definitely lift your mood when you listen to it.
This whole album is well worth buying as it puts a colourful and original twist on anyoneâ€™s CD collection. The tracks on the album are diverse and cater for a wide variety of music fans. Thereâ€™s the heavier hardcore track A glass of Tequila, a short burst of anger on this delightful album, then slower ska tracks such as the lovely relaxing This Time. A chilled out track whereby vocalist David Kovsca displays the true variety of his talent and vocal range.
Ska and punk are just two of the many genres beautifully indulged on this album. Street 45 is a more hip-hop sounding track, addressing the serious issue of gun crime well through the use of clever lyrics and a slower heavier beat. However in true Elvis Jackson style, the guitars get heavier and the track slowly merges into a rock frenzy.
A little tip with this album is to listen carefully for the hidden track at the end after the acoustic reggae number What Took You So Long. After a strange gremlin-esque voice introduces it an explosion of heavy growling metal arrives, with Kovsca showing off his vocal range again by an impressive amount of growling. The only way to describe this song would be as a something a slightly happier Burn the Priest may write.
All in all this album is brilliant. Elvis Jackson are a group of very talented musicians who know exactly how to create the genre they want down to a â€œT.â€ Itâ€™s No Doubt meets Sum 41 meets Rage Against the Machine meets Rancid. Punk and ska fans will definitely enjoy this album, but I thoroughly recommend those who enjoy rock and metal to give it a good listen.
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