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THE CASKET LOTTERY – Real Fear

| 18 October 2012 | Reply

Label: No Sleep Records

Release Date: November 6, 2012

Rating: 8/10

Reviewed by: ToddStar

I have never really been a big fan of indie punk rock.  I am not sure what it is, but it just never rang my bell.  That is until I heard the new release from The Casket Lottery.

The song structure is more what I expect from a garage band.  Maybe what I call a garage band is now listed as indie.  “In The Branches” is a moody track that sets the tone for the disc.  The way the vocals are mixed with the instruments keeps any one piece from overshadowing the other.  There is screaming and singing, but either way, you are getting the emotional charge from the track.

Another favorite hear is “Ghost Whiskey.”  The strong bass line and drumming really anchors the track, as the guitar and vocals do their part up front.  A lighter and fun tune is “Baptistina.”  This is my vision of a punk band at its best.  The track really hits well and lets the band shine through.  The vocals and lyrics are great on most tracks here, but this one stands out.

Getting nearer the end of the disc, some more highlights are found in “The Door” and “Radiation Bells.”  These tracks are pure rock as played with a punk attitude.  The title track isn’t band, but not how I would have closed the disc.  I might have given the listener something a little stronger to create that desire for another listen through the disc.

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Todd ‘ToddStar’ Jolicoeur

Category: CD Reviews

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ToddStar - that's me... just a rocking accountant who had dreams of being a rock star. I get to do the next best thing to rocking the globe - I get to take pictures of the lucky ones that do. I love to shoot all genres of music and different types of performers. If it is related to music, I love to photograph it. I get to shoot and hang with not only some of my friends and idols, but some of the coolest people around today.

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