Tag: Enemy Inside
Fat Lady Music / Warner Music Group
Rating: A Perfect 10 out of 10
Reviewed by: Jay Rybak
Egypt Central’s sophomore album introduces us to the ongoing battle between EC and the White Rabbit. We begin our journey in a “Ghost Town”, where we first meet the “White Rabbit” who proceeds to lure us in with it’s strong vocals and killer riffs. The title track is the perfect blend of Shinedown-meets-Nonpoint-meets-My Chemical Romance. This only serves to get us primed to “Kick Ass”, with the track of the same name that has [Insert Major Sport Here] playoff anthem written all over it. The hits keep rolling when we attempt to ‘make the “Change”‘, but we discover “The Drug” which makes us think we are listening to frontman John Falls belting out a new MCR track. But be warned, “The Drug” may just bring us “Down in Flames”, but it’s sooooo worth it! It’s hard to pick a favorite off of this gem, but “Down in Flames” is definitely a front runner.
After nearly going “Down in Flames”, we channel early Saliva in trying to deflect the “Blame”. Once we decide that we’ll never “Surrender” in a hail of heavy riffs and melodic hooks, we lay down our weapons and break out the acoustics to end our journey lamenting about the ultimate “Backfire” , a track which seems to be covered in producer Skidd Mills’ fingerprints.
All in all, White Rabbit hits us harder than Kid Rock at a Waffle House, and leaves us seeing stars… stars by the names of John Falls, Joey Chicago, Blake Allison, and Jeff James. All I can say is WOW! This album should’ve been called White Whale, instead of White Rabbit! This is the ever elusive perfect assembly of kick ass rock ‘n’ roll. Right out of the gates you’re compelled to follow the White Rabbit down his twisted path from “Ghost Town” to the ultimate “Backfire”. As you know, I use the perfect score about as much as Jon and Kate Gosselin use birth control, but this album is a virtual cornucopia of bonafide hits. Already the leading candidate for my album of the year, this is a MUST HAVE. VERY, VERY HIGHLY reccomended! White Rabbit hits stores May 31st.
But enough listening to me head on over to http://www.youtube.com/officialectv. and listen for yourself, and if you can tear yourself away from that pre-order the full album at http://egyptcentral.hasawebstore.com/