ARTIST - THE LOVE LOAD
ALBUM - THE HUMAN
ALBUM - THE HUMAN RESOURCEFUL
Genre: Alternative Rock, Punk, Hard Rock
Sounds like: The White Stripes, Foo Fighters
The Good Tripped out vibe, mysterious lyrics
The Bad 33 minutes? Really?
The Ugly More songs dude!
The Band4 out of 5
The Music4 out of 5
The Songs5 out of 5
The Vibe 4 out of 5
The Production 3 out of 5
The Verdict 4 out of 5
The Artist I recently checked out the latestCD from Washington D.C's The Love Load entitled The Human Resourceful. Band members include Ted Watts - Guitars, Bass & Vocals, Ben Azzara - Drums, Blaine Misner – Guitars & Percussion. CD was produced by Nicole Frost.
The band I would say this band possesses average to intermediate playing abilities & above average songwriting. Timing seems to be spot on within the dark alternative rock grooves. Band leader Watts manages to hold his head above water on vocals & pulls it off well. The music The music possesses a dark punk rock stigma to it but is highly Alternative within it's predominantly rock foundation. Lyrical content is a big mystery wrapped up inside a even bigger enigma. The songs All pieces strike the prefect balance between dark alternative rock & even hard rock, & with just a dash of punk. The songs themselves are clearly above average even flirt with brilliant. My favorite song on the CD is hands down the title track. The vibe simply put - it's a dark record but dishes out a high adrenalin vibe. The songs are fascinating & captivating delivering up dark, unpredictable, melancholy music that & highly original.The production is professional grade - though I gave The Love Load low marks here because it feels more like an EP than a full length CD. The good Honorable mentions go out to Watts for not being afraid to let it all hang out musically. Watts is not trying to be some popish artist striving for mass appeal, instead he is clearly being himself. In this world of overly corporate entertainment Ted Watts & company stand out from other artists & Should be considered a marquee talent within this band. Other positive aspects include rock solid mix & a good recording quality. Definitely a band you can groove to. Cover art matches the catalogue - dark, mysterious & Trippy. The bad Just 33 minutes? Feels like an EP. The ugly I know you got a few more songs up your sleeve guys. .
The verdict The Human Resourceful by The Love Load entitled is a very entertaining CD - end of subject. The songwriting - clearly above average & strongly personifies the Human condition. If your in a dark mood, this CD will only put more dark thoughts into your head. Fans of tripped out Alternative Rock with s punk rock twang will love this one.Ted Watts is clearly a musical mastermind. The Bottom Line If you are looking for dark & trippy music to push you even further into the abyss - look no further. The Love Load is here
Indieshark Music Critic
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