The Como Brothers Band – The Speed of Sound (CD)

The Como Brothers Band begin their The Speed of Sound with Underneath It All. Underneath It All is a bold opening for the band, but is one that is ultimately matched by tremendous musicianship. The track bounces between an instrumental and vocal focus; the production of the track allows each piece of the band to shine brightly. The chorus will have listeners singing along shortly after their first listening; hints of Yellowcard and Rise Against can be heard in the Como Brothers Band’s style. You Are My World eschews the electrified sound of the initial track for a funkier, more acoustic feeling track.

The two worlds broached during this first half are very different, but the band is capable enough to tie each together in a coherent fashion. The guitar arrangements deserve further discussion; the intricate piece that kicks in at point belies the more simplistic style crafted by the track. I Don’t Like You speeds things back up but allows the guitars to take a focal point. Striving for dominance with the vocals, these guitars set the overall feeling of the track.

Hard rock blends with alternative to create something that could easily be on heavy rotation; I Don’t Like You would do perfectly alongside the Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age. The band ends their The Speed of Sound EP with Can I Be Matched With You. This track showcases the band’s jammier side. With these four cuts present, I believe that fans will be able to gain a proper appreciation for the band. I feel that the act will be able to expand nicely into the LP format with their next release.

Top Tracks: Underneath It All, Can I Be Matched With You

Rating: 8.0/10

The Como Brothers Band – The Speed of Sound (CD) / 2012 Self / 4 Tracks /

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