If any of you listened to rock radio in the early 2000s then you probably (at some point) heard Smile Empty Soul‘s hit single “Bottom Of A Bottle.” Smile Empty Soul is a band that I thought long gone. I haven’t heard anything about the band since, like, 2004. Well, apparently they are still going strong and they released a new album back in May on eOne Music. That’s not the point of this post, however because I care nothing about this band. The point of this post is that Smile Empty Soul along with HURT have recorded a cover of the Alice In Chains classic “No Excuses.” Continue reading »
Kittie have released a new song called “Empires Part 2″ and it is currently streaming over at Revolver Mag’s Website. This song comes off of Kittie’s forthcoming I’ve Failed You and while it’s not my tastes exactly, it could be worse. I mean, at least they’re not re-recording “Spit” or something. Right?
This song, despite the clean vocals, is actually not terrible. I’m still not a huge Kittie fan, but they seem to still be evolving. I would say that the first song Kittie premiered is much, much better, but this song isn’t horrible, as I said. The song structure is standard Melo-death, good riffing, nice soloing, the only thing I’m not digging is the clean vocals. It’s just something about ‘em I don’t get down with. This sounds more like something off of Into The Black rather than all new material. I’ve Failed You comes out on August 30th via eOne Music. Check out the new song here (because they won’t allow embedding) and view the track list after the jump.
~R. Gnarly//Dig It or Die.