Album Review – The Monochrome Cherubs “Pure Grinding Sparkle” (Rock)

monoReview by Darian Magee – Rating 4.2 Dragons
From Aprils Vandala Magazine – READ MORE REVIEWS HERE

With a style almost reminiscent of The Red Hot Chili Peppers , The Monochrome Cherubs have not failed to impress with Pure Grinding Sparkle. The band members (Tim Lacy, Mike Sciotto, Nick Moroch) seem to have little in common, but each possess a love for classic rock with passion made evident in every note.  Before leaving New York City, vocalist Tim Lacy spent his days as a Sound Engineer working with bands such as Radiohead and Savatage, while drummer Mike Sciotto and guitarist Nick Moroch formed connections with Sun Red Son, Jefferson Starship, David Bowie, and more. Since coming together in 2001, they have created 3 albums and released the single Sensitive to Light in 2011.

Pure Grinding Sparkles tracks are fun, the guitar aggressive, each riff bleeding into the next with symphonic ease. While the Monochrome Cherubs stay true to the rock and roll genre, the band finds themselves standing out with their upbeat refrains and intoxicating rhythm. Although the lyrics could use improvement and are often routine, they possess an agreeable uniqueness and honesty, the vocals more than compensating for what they lack in poetry. All in all, I found myself quite impressed by the extraordinary group of men and look forward to listening in on their journey exploring the music scene. 


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