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Feeling Overloaded

Posted on Friday, October 5, 2007 at 11:33AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments4 Comments

 

overloaded4.jpgOverloaded are a great band from Detroit. Their sound is a mix of hard rock and glam, infused with pure energy. Overloaded isn't new to the music scene, originally forming in 2004. Their latest effort, Regeneration, is pretty great.

You can hear the glam influences on Regeneration. It's pretty clear the band are fans of Skid Row and Motley Crue. In fact, Overloaded has opened for both bands at one time or another. Back to Skid Row. Overloaded lead singer Chris Gillen actually sounds like Sebastian Bach on some songs -- especially when hitting notes in the upper register.

The track listing for Regeneration looks like this:

What's in There
Obviously Envious
Feeling Overloaded
President's Day
Ride that Feeling
Why Don't You Love Me Anymore?
Don't Leave This Way
Flashy Girl
Try This On For Size

Some of my favorite tracks on Regeneration are "Don't Leave This Way," "Flashy Girl" and especially "Feeling Overloaded." The latter might be the story of my life. I've listened to Regeneration about four times now. Each time I notice more glam influences. It's also pretty clear that the album gets more glammy the deeper the cuts. I've also notice that Regeneration is a great disc to spin while driving. Especially in the morning. On the way to work. Somehow, Overloaded just puts me in the right frame of mind, if you catch my drift.

A note about production: it seems Regeneration was self-produced by the band. The quality of the album art is striking, and the band even ponied up enough cash to list song lyrics. It should be a Metal law that every band include a lyrics sheet with each release. The pictures of the band are beautiful, courtesy of Michael Raffin. It doesn't hurt that Overloaded has some beautiful band members.

For more information on the band, or to purchase Regeneration, please visit www.myspace.com/overloaded.

Reader Comments (4)

I have yet to hear this one, but if it is anything like the debut, then it is bound to be good.

I reviewed the debut by these guys back in March. Great Stuff!

http://hardrockhideout.wordpress.com/2007/03/13/overloaded-st-release-year-2006/

FUCK YES!!! Back in my Detroit days, my old band used to play with Overloaded sometimes -- even going to back to when 4 of the members were in a band with a different singer called Inner Recipe.

Overloaded is awesome, both on record and live. Much respect.
October 5, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterVince Neilstein
They sound like a great band!
I'll definately check em' out!
October 5, 2007 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
I love the EP that was released a couple of years ago, but haven't heard this one yet. I'll have to check it out.
October 9, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMusic You Missed

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