Music Review: Await Rescue – Hold The Ground

Indie rock band Await Rescue rock with a wild abandon that is missing on the radio in 2012. The CD, Hold The Ground may look like your typical indy fare but the music explodes when it hits the CD player (or iPod).

Lead singer, co-guitarist Johnny Cutullle says onstage before launching into the first song on the disc, “For My Eyes” that “this song is about sticking to your guns, not being jerked around” …you can download it and 9 others for free on the group’s website The song begins with exquisitely eerie double guitar with Johnny’s determined vocals aided by Corey’s bass slamming next to Matt Morse’s drums. Drew Morse’s guitar reaches into a spacey echo-plex land that Hendrix explored, a tight groove with dynamics that plow forward with authority.

The music is right in the pocket, and with influences that run the gamut from Queens of the Stone Age to Ted Nugent they deliver a new product that adds a twist to the alternative/progressive edge that is the band’s roots.

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