Wednesday, January 7, 2015

The Power of Rock - Gilded Brute - "If You'll Remember Me" - "Thus Spoke The Coward" - "Sun Invincible"

Don't underestimate the sheer power of rock, of walls of guitars so loud that the sonic assault strips away all your pain, mounting bills, jaded love affairs, brow beating bosses until all that remains is rock heaven and you are the God with the golden guitar pic. Somewhere in Greece, Falx aka Gilded Brute holds sway over his rock dominion and he is the total creator. Whether it is the fuzzy half step romance of "If You'll Remember Me", the dissonant head banging "Thus Spoke The Coward" or the progressive glammy rock of "Sun Invincible" he has single-handedly created songs that trade pretense for pure rock.

I truly hope these "bedroom" recordings (I use the term loosely) find their way to a Bandcamp page, are culled into album form and find a wider audience. Sonically the tone feels as much like retro rock as current as this sound is being reinvented by the indie world. The thick guitar rock and busy bass lines coupled with a thrashing walls of intense sound makes me think of Be Bop Deluxe, Dinosaur Jr, My Bloody Valentine and Diarrhea Planet blended into one (with Tzatziki sauce of course).

Check out the Gilded Brute Soundcloud page (for more songs). If you are an independent label, you better sign him quickly. If you are a rock music fan and his flavor appeals to you, let him know.

Robb Donker