MAGNETS & GHOSTS
"Be Born" EP (Self-produced; 2014)
Reviewed by Jeff Rogers
Magnets & Ghosts is a collaboration between Dean
Rolland, the rhythm guitar player from Collective Soul, and Ryan Protesta. This
band is considered alternative rock. This is their second album. The first was
titled "Mass" and it was released in 2011. This is a seven song EP. It doesn't
really sound like Collective Soul, which I thought it might. Instead, it has its
own unique flavor and when the guitar starts up you can hear a fire in Dean's
This 'collective' duo was formed after Collective Soul's 2007 disc "Afterwords." I didn't get to hear "Mass" before writing this review so I don't have anything to compare it to but this EP sounds really good with plenty of guitar and some salty solos to boot. The songwriting deals with lots of different subjects. It's a mixed bag. A tour followed the first disc.
In related news,
Collective Soul have a new disc coming out sometime in early 2015 titled, "See
What You Started by Continuing."
For more information, check out http://magnetsandghosts.com.
A classic. This record will kick your ass.
Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.
So-so. You've heard better.
Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.
Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.
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