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Bedlight for Blue Eyes
The Dawn (Trustkill)

By: Mike SOS

Trustkill Records is probably the label you go to for the kind of music you can rely on to destroy things to, so it comes with some surprise that BEDlight for BlueEYES, for all intensive purposes a rock band (and one that leans on the softer side of things to boot) resides here. While the New Jersey quintet?s music is a bit on the fashion rock/ Warped Tour side of the fence, the deal breaker here is the massive vocal range and talent supplied by lead throat Christian. He croons, he hits Jeff Buckley?s, Chris Cornell?s, and Geoff Rickley?s ranges with relative ease, and his dynamic AOR voice may make your mom fall in love with rock music again if she fondly remembers Styx and Journey. Expertly recorded and mastered, and loaded with the anthems Audioslave may have made if not so left-wing or Steelheart would if they had bigger testicles, THE DAWN is a 10-track album laden with hard rock balladeering disguised in a pop-punk wrapper, yet there?s something delectable about it all that fans of arena rock from Boston to Creed will surely gush over.

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