Saturday, August 30, 2008

Soul Bomb

Soul Bomb is hard rock band from, of all places, Gatineau-Ottawa, Ontario Canada. The band is lead by lead singer, Ian Bouchard (who strangely looks ALOT like Dane Cook), Mathieu "Math" Menard on bass, Paul "Laffy" Lafrenière on guitar, and Jack MacGregor on drums.

Soul Bomb blends electronica, hard rock, metal, into a unique sound. I know you've heard bands that blend the same stuff together, but Soul Bombis different. They do it with a style that's uniquely their own. Their MySpace page lists their influences, but I can honestly say that they do NOT sound more like one specific influence. If you didn't know they listed their influences, you wouldn't have a clue who any of them where.

Soul Bomb has only been together since, January 2006, so it's too early to tell what the future will hold for this band, however I do know one thing, their only going to get better. The have already released one album 2006's independent release Broken Down Angel. Which spawned the single and video which was filmed in conjunction with Kids Help Phone. The band has such a following and has had some success with their debut album, they were chosen to be featured on episode 81 of Capital Rock Show a podcast from Ottawa, Canada, that plays mosty rock, and metal music, mostly music you can't hear on the radio.

The band plans to release a new album sometime in 2008. Soul Bomb fans will are anxiously awaiting the new album to see what else the band can do at such an early stage in their career. From the four tracks that I have heard from the band, I'm looking forward to see what they can do with the gained experience, gigs, and with a record label, once they get signed. I see good things happening to this group of guys.

I give Soul Bomb 3 1/2 stars out of five. I recommend the band to anyone who likes music similar to Rammstein but not quite as hard.

"Distortion Girl"

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