Posted in Latest NewsAugust 26, 2011
On the surface Adrenaline Mob appears to be this Prog Rock super group with Mike Portnoy formally of Dream Theater joining forces with Russell Allen of Symphony X. Outside of technical skills that these guys possess, this isn’t Prog Rock, this is fucking groove based heavy music, very much like Pantera. Seriously, if you like Pantera, you absolutely need to check out Adrenaline Mob. This EP is the total package; fuck this band is the total package.
These songs are not just amazing, easy on the metal ear, songs. They include incredible vocals. Russell Allen is a blend of Phil Anselmo, Chris Cornell and Ronnie James Dio. The guitar playing is world class. If you don’t know Mike Orlando is yet, you’re going to by the end of the year. He will quickly climb to the top of many guitar polls. Then you’ve got the rock God on drums, Mike Portnoy. For all of you that thought Portnoy was just fucking around with different side projects after Dream Theater, you were sadly mistaken. This is as real as it gets. You don’t make music this good and just call it a side project.
Heavy Metal desperately needs another Pantera, a band that is not only commercially successful, but that all metal fans love and respect. Yeah we’ve got Black Label Society, and I love those guys to death, but there is plenty of room for Adrenaline Mob. Adrenaline Mob and BLS are going to compliment each other very nicely…now all we need are those two bands to go out on tour together…that would be insane.
I can’t get over how amazing this EP is. The EP is available at www.adrenalinemob.com or at www.mikeportnoy.com. The EP consists of five songs. Four originals and a cover of “Mob Rules.” Currently I’ve listened to the EP five times. I don’t have a favorite song, “Pyschosane” is really good…but that’s the song that I’m listening to right now. In a couple minutes I’ll be praising “Believe Me.” “Down to the Floor” is the first single, that song’s really good. I don’t know, just head over to www.adrenalinemob.com and buy this fucking thing.
Written By: Bob Zerull @ Zoiks! Online