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Bad Sign – Exit

March 5, 2011 by  

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Bad Sign – Exit

NAME: Bad Sign
EP: Exit
DATE: 25April2011

LABEL: Bangers, Clive Records


FIVE WORD REVIEW: Intelligent, all-encompassing rock from Croydon?

LOCATION: Croydon, England

LINE UP: Joe Appleford – Vocals/Bass Jon Harris – Guitars David “Smithy” Smith – Drums


WHAT’S THE STORY?: Bad Sign’s music elicits numerous comparisons throughout `Exit’. At times, the trio sound akin to Biffy Clyro, whereas other moments undeniably resemble Muse. The band have clearly fused several disparate influences into the creation of this EP, though the release never appears disjointed.

`Unknown’ opens the EP with an atmospheric intro that progressively evolves into a consummate melodic rock track and then expands magnificently with a Muse-like riff in its climax.

This song structure is continued in `Existence’, but it isn’t quite as effective. From a songwriting perspective, the track is admirably crafted, yet its chorus lacks the soaring sound of its predecessor on the CD.

`Eclipse’ closes with a barnstorming riff that is sure to compel audiences to mosh to their heart’s content. Finally, the EP’s concluding song, `Exit’, is an irrepressible dose of melodic rock that sounds like it was created by a mentally imbalanced relative of Simon Neil.

SOUNDS LIKE: Muse, Biffy Clyro.

YOU’LL LIKE THIS IF: Extensive song structures don’t deter you from bands and monstrous riffs compel you to them.



Submitted By ASmith



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