Stephanie Stevens reviewed the new Shallow Side album called Saints and Sinners - READ HER REVIEW HERE
By Stephanie Stevens
Shallow side caught my attention back in 2016 when they won best new artist by Loudwire. The band comes from Alabama and consists of a bunch of musicians who just have the passion, love and dedication to write, record and create a dynamic show for their fans. Just from following them they care and appreciate everyone that supports and is enjoying the rock music they love making.
The addiction I have to songs like CAN YOU HEAR ME, TRY TO FIGHT IT and the Styx cover of RENEGADE has made me a huge fan and was overly excited to finally enjoy new music when the bands latest album SAINTS & SINNERS landed in my mailbox.
One thing for sure these guys have grown immensely and it showcases depth and a overall sense of the band edging into their ultimate sound just with one listen to this new disc.
The guys begin the album with a song call REVIVAL that is jaw dropping and refreshing to hear from them. That old school down south rock vibe jabs u right from the beginning. That low base vocal just grabs you in. But that rock vibe is potent and shows they can change up a rock vibe and get down n dirty when needed and I think a opener like this just breathes a new light for the fans of this band.
SAINTS & SINNERS continues the southern rock attitude and just oozes with melodic beauty and so much good n lively rock attitude.
SOUND THE ALARM the bands first single is sassy and sultry and wins you over with charm and you will be addicted to the melodic driven antics.
TEMPTATIONS is soulful and the playful vocal patterns just takes the track to new heights. I knew vocalist Eric Boatright had depth and talent but In this song he showcases diversity and perfection throughout.
NO MORE is guitar sass! Its pumped with hard rock grit and at times pulled me back into a 80s soundscape but then bungees you back into modern rock world. Love the energy and the playfulness from the musical ambience and vocal patterns.
NOT ALONE give me piano and a voice like this and you have the beauty in a ballad and SHALLOW SIDE hit a home run with this. Delicate, pretty with a air of soft rock ambience. Two thumbs up you southern gentleman.
Lastly my favorite song off this album is called HALLELUJAH. You want attitude? You want rock n roll creativity? You want stripped down rock n roll? Do you need melody that drives you to get up and move? This song is just a straight forward beautiful ball of fuck ya!! Words don't do enough justice you just gotta hit play and feel it in your soul.
SHALLOW SIDE is rock n roll, they are a band that leaves their hearts on the stage every night. Writes real music with real meanings and just encompasses the future of rock n roll.