Single Review: Cicadastone – Box Of Anger

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Cicadastone are a Melbourne based band, inspired by 90’s hard rock and grunge.  It’s very riff driven music, but there are plenty of melodies to be found, and the vocals really soar.

2016 seen the band release their debut album, Chance Collide, to great reviews (and it still holds up), and while the band continued to gig, there was no new music until now.

Freshly signed to the rapidly growing Golden Robot Records roster, Cicadastone have just released their highly anticipated new single, Box Of Anger, which is the first taste from their long awaited sophomore album, Cold Chamber.

“A song about influence, on a massive scale.  The world media had controlled society through TV and selected news for years.  We consume it without question, but how accurate is it?  How can we trust them?  In a world of uncertainty, this song couldn’t be more relevant.”

The song instantly fires up with pounding drums and a massive riff that will hook you right away.  There is an unapologetic Alice In Chains influence on display throughout Box of Anger, and Cicadastone don’t need to apologise at all, because the execution is perfect.

The vocals, which are haunting, and full of pain and emotion already, are given an added boost by some absolutely stunning harmonies.  The rhythm section is dense, and chugs along, while the lead guitar sections offer up hints of melody and subtle intricacies to compliment every thing else that is happening beneath the surface.

This is an incredibly well thought out, and well crafted song.  As the first taste of the upcoming full album, it has certainly whet my appetite, and left me begging for more!

-Shayne McGowan.

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