Published on March 5th, 2012 | by RMX0
A Review of ‘Angels and Enemies’ by ‘Sound of Guns’
The title of the track is rather grand and in this review we expose the material underneath the initial strains of ‘Angels and Enemies’ by ‘Sound of Guns’. They are hoping to get it out for the public today and it is a perfect coincidence that we can offer our opinions on the work that they have accomplished so far. There is no doubt that it is difficult to complete an album in this climate where everyone is attempting to get the next big break.
The track is rather muted when compared to the album as a whole. This is something that is good from the perspective of the reviewer because we get to place the context of ‘Angels and Enemies’ by ‘Sound of Guns’. The big names in the industry have come out to support the band but they have forgotten to teach them one big lesson; you need to have a title track that is capable of capturing the attention of the public. Often we grow to love the album after the hit has gotten us hooked. The group is bound to regret the decision to compile a series of average songs into an album. The end result is that they are never going to stand out in the crowd and there is a great crowd within the music industry at the moment.
The critics have not been kind. They feel distinctively underwhelmed by the effort and it will take something special to bring them back into the fold. The opening track is ‘Sometimes’. They have used the piano but then failed to back it up with a strong tune and meaningful lyrics. The bass line is far too heavy and you get a hint of plagiarism. The Enemy is not going to be very happy. The lack of bite is particularly disappointing given the fact that the BBC made such a fuss about them.
We are willing to forgive the mishaps in view of Andrew Metcalfe. His vocals are fairly good and he could even make it as a solo artist. This review as impressed with the clarity of his voice as well as the ability to sing unselfconsciously. There is no outstanding hit. The band seems to be caught up in traditions that are beyond their capabilities. You will also hate the hype.