Band of The Week #11 – Opium Symphony Review

Posted: August 31, 2012 in Bands, Bands I Like, Listen, Reviews
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Band of The Week: Opium Symphony

Genre: Hard Rock, Metal

Listen If You Like: Stone Temple Pilots, Audioslave, Jane’s Addiction

 

 

 

 

In the world of music, “Hard Rock” has taken a turn for the worse. It’s been diluted, altered, and fed back to us as a shell of its former self. However, I was recently introduced to a band that brings back aspects of the Hard Rock genre in the best way possible. Opium Symphony is a band who understands that “The idea that ‘rock is dead’ is almost as old as the genre itself,” and is striving to make sure that idea remains as ridiculous as it was in 1958.
 
Opium Symphony manages to walk the line of reminding its listeners of the brilliance of bands like Stone Temple Pilots, Audioslave, and Jane’s Addiction, while at the same time avoiding cliches that come with the Hard Rock territory. They’re recently released CD, “Blame It On The Radio,” is filled with heavy drums and gritty vocals – staples of Hard Rock – while maintaining an individuality that keeps it from being a mockery of the genre’s former glory, instead creating something that’s unique to themselves.

 

 

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