OTHERWISE

"Peace at All Costs" (Century Media Records; 2014)

Reviewed by Jeff Rogers

Otherwise are a rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada and this is one sure bet if you're looking for a band that's got power and lyrics that will scratch your brain. This is their fourth disc overall and their second on a major label and I'm glad I stumbled onto them because now I've got some back catalogue to visit. Otherwise have a great hard rock sound, heavy drums, wicked riffs and soulful guitar solos. Adrian Patrick has a solid voice. He's got power and keeps a melodic tone going at all times.

The lyrical content of "Peace at All Costs" is full of heart and emotion. You'll hear some great lines and probably think about things differently after absorbing their melodic prose. It's worth a listen or two, or maybe three. Each song tells a story about struggle but never defeat; it's an ongoing theme in their lyrics.

Thirteen tracks fill this disc with more music and emotion than I've heard in a long time. Give Otherwise a listen. I'm sure you'll bookmark their official site and revisit it often.

The band: Adrian Patrick - Lead vocals; Ryan Patrick - Lead guitar, vocals; Corky Gainsford - Drums, vocals, programming; Vassilios Metropoulos - Bass Guitar; Andrew Pugh - Rhythm Guitar.

For more information about the band. check out http://www.weareotherwise.com
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Rating Guide:

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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