New year, new email from up-and-coming band. As with most submissions I have received thus far, Greek hard rockers SixStringNoise seem quite promising as musicians.
The latest release from SixStringNoise, Likewise, was a very enjoyable listen. As their band bio states and their music shows, SixStringNoise are heavily influenced by the “new U.S. hard rock scene.”
It is incredible how this band has fused together so many elements of various generations of American hard rock, not simply today’s scene. For instance, the guitar solo in “This Time” brings it back to Appetite For Destruction-era Guns N’ Roses with vocals reminiscent of Alter Bridge’s Myles Kennedy. With a Pop Evil-esque song structure, “Everybody’s Gonna Turn Around” offers harmonies between lead vocalist Markos and backing vocalist Alex B. up to par with how Ozzy Osbourne and Zakk Wylde used to harmonize together. Even “Backyard’s Fence” sounds like a Black Label Society ballad.
Without knowing their home country, no one would know that these guys are not American. SixStringNoise could easily fit in with the U.S. hard rock scene, especially with all of these freshly fused retro hard rock elements.
Song highlights from Likewise include “Busted!,” “On Childhood’s River,” and “Has To Be.”