ANEW REVOLUTION released their latest album iMERICA last week via E1 Music, and after sitting on it for a week I’m still not sure who the audience for this is.
The album opens with the rather bland “Broken Bones,” which sounds exactly like the same generic “hard rock” you can hear in bars across the country on any given weekend. For the next 42 minutes, things don’t get much better.
Surprisingly, the one standout moment on the album comes via the ballad “Take Me Over,” which features female vocals by Carlicia Conner. Other than that, iMERICA sounds manufactured – an attempt to sound like dozens of other hard rock bands that frankly, do a better job.
If ANEW REVOLUTION’s iMERICA does find an audience, it will likely be bar patrons drunk enough to believe that it actually sounds good.
Rating: 1.5/5 Stars