Review: Super Saturdays, Jan. 7th, 2016Written by James Cross
Here it is, the first Super Saturdays of 2017! Today we have three artists, The Color Canvas, Meteor Fright, and The Black Line.
Kicking things off with Denver band The Color Canvas, who have just released the single "Just in Time". The song is from their upcoming album, which is due out on January 27th. This anthemic song mixes atmospheric sounds akin to Angels and Airwaves with darker sounds that could be heard from a post hardcore band.
After that stellar track, we have Blink-182 ripoff band Meteor Fright. Not only is the fun, catchy song, a stereotypical four chord song, the band seemingly grabbed their guitar tone right out of a Blink song. In the meantime, the vocals arrangement sounds like something Teenage Bottlerocket would do. I dig the song, but only because it reminds me of other artists I like - not because I find anything particularly original in the music. Still, that doesn't mean it isn't a kickass song!
Rounding out the trio of songs, we have "Burning Out" by The Black Line. Though it's a solid punk song, with obvious influences from the likes of Green Day and Pennywise, the mix could use some work. There's some pretty prominent low end "boom" and overall things are a bit unbalanced. That being said, I liked the song itself so much I still wanted to share it with you.
Until next week, for another Super Saturdays!