I am a long time professional musician and listener of music and this band grabbed me right away! Most anyone of any age can pick up an instrument, play music with someone else who also plays an instrument and say they play in a band. However, it takes some special chemistry for a group of relatively young musicians to CREATE new original music that has that something special. I believe that Almost Awake has that something special, or at least the beginnings of that something special!
The songwriting of this group is extremely mature and thought provoking. Grady’s guitar playing along with Tommy compliment the amazing vocals of Vick Liano, and more than once! The simplistic “Carry Me” with lyrics that speak to the soul evens out the beginning of the album “The Intruder.”
Overall this album is very good and one that I could listen to again and again. Instrument tones are professional and sound great. Constructive Criticism time…some of the overall master seems a little overdone. The recording sounds a little too hot at some of the high points of volume in the music there is some minor distortion especially during “Ocean Eyes.” The average listener won’t hear or be bothered by this but I have sensitive ears and it almost hurt, or maybe I’m a wimp.
I highly encourage you to follow Almost Awake to stardom, they’re well on their way!.