Let me preface this by saying, “Holy cow, what a year its been so far.”
When Joe Everyman thinks back on the year 2020, what will he reflect upon? Maybe the pandemic, Joe Exotic’s eyebrow ring, all of the crazy things human beings will do out of boredom, or maybe heightened tensions between the American populace?
As the american novelist, Sarah Dessen, once said, “Music is the great uniter. An incredible force, something that people who differ on everything and anything else can have in common.”
Enter Sonic Octane. Upon first listening to the four song download I was given, one word came to mind: Unity. Hailing from the Colorado rock scene, that is what these fine gentlemen plan to do, unify a divided nation with their message of hope, healing, and salvation.
“Afterburn” starts out with some ethereal amplifier feedback, and then just smashes your eardrums with a fast, visceral, four on the floor audio assault. While it can be easy to categorize Sonic Octane as your ‘run of the mill’ rock band, once the sludgy guitar goodness of “Salvation” kicks in and the sermones-que vocals transport you to a higher consciousness, you can really hear the more metallic edge these guys have to offer.
Citing such influences as Alice in Chains, Stone temple Pilots, and Velvet Revolver, you can tell these guys have a passion for their craft, and they execute it very well, if I do say so myself, but don’t just take my word for it – Look for them yourselves, you can find them on Facebook, Instagram, and while you wait for their anticipated full album release, check out some promo videos on their YouTube channel. In the meantime, here’s a little teaser for you…