This may be one of the most interesting covers I’ve reviewed. I am absolutely loving it! At first I didn’t recognize the song at all, but I caught on soon enough. The guitar work on this track is so stellar. I can’t even know for sure where to start! The vocals (in this reviewer’s opinion) are just as good as in the original. I think for me, he connected a bit better with the lyrics than Kilswitch Engage did. The way they did the chorus was so damn beautiful. I’m going to have this cover stuck in my head for a long time. They way that those vocal harmonies are weaved together is worth the price of admission all by it’self.
Their cover is so amazing, I can’t wait to hear some of their original work. Shoot For Wednesday as all the building block needed to break through into the mainstream if they choose to. This cover is so original and well done you can see all the talent they possess laid out for the world to see. I will be downloading this and putting it on a playlist with more Killswitch and Mudvayne. Totally phone worthy!!
Who They Are:
Shoot For Wednesday is a Rock/Metal band hailing from Kansas City, MO.
They deliver very strong, catchy music with technical guitar, bass, and drum work, along with well rounded vocals. Essentially, they mix the pretty sounds with the hectic sounds.
Since forming in September of 2012, Shoot For Wednesday released a demo EP to their friends and family, which soon proved to fend well on their Reverb Nation Charts, bumping them into #1 for their area for a majority of their first year as a band, as well as putting them in the top 3,000 highest ranked bands in the United States. Not only that, but in their first year, they shared the stage with a number of well known names in the music scene, some examples being Red Lamb, The Dreaming, and Taproot.
After making a name for themselves with the success in their breakthrough, they had a minor lineup change to introduce a new lead guitarist and drummer. With their current five members (Les Paul Jordan, Jake Adamek, Josh Behler, Dalton Grenier, and Shea Black), they believe they have found the key to creating a well oiled and hard working machine of a band. The band’s impressive live stage show comes with an enormous amount of energy from the band, creating a rush of adrenaline through any audience member in attendance.
After going through a spree of writing new material to impress people with, they soon had a lengthy arsenal of songs to choose from for their live show. Once the recognition from themselves that their demo EP was growing stale, they soon realized they must start working on a new album to release. Their EP, The Fear System, was in the works for nearly 8 months and a large amount of excitement for the album started growing from fans, friends, and family.
Tracking for the album was started in October of 2013 at Black Knight Studios, owned by Shoot For Wednesday’s very own Shea Black. Although there were production issues, songs were re-written and re-recorded, and some members fell ill during the recording process, tracking for the record was completed in a little less than one month, proving how diligently the band would work to release their album on time. Shea Black mixed and mastered the album in the month of November in 2013. Singer Les Paul Jordan made all of the album’s artwork.
Once the album was finished, it was released on 12/17/13. Physical copies of the album were made with additional music tagged to the end of a select few songs to add to the story of The Fear System. The Fear System has been released online through stores such as iTunes, Spotify, Amazon MP3, Google Play, Rdio, Deezer, X-Box Music, Rhapsody, eMusic, Simfy, Muve Music, Myspace Music, iHeartRadio, Nokia, MediaNet, VerveLife, Wimp, Sony Music Unlimited, Gracenote, Shazam, 7Digital, Juke, JB Hi-Fi, and Slacker.
Make sure you keep up with Shoot For Wednesday all over social media, because this band definitely has big things in store for them!
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