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Green River Project Review

For about a year now, I've been aware of the Green River Project.  

Their song "Dig Your Grave" is probably the best new song I've heard via the Metal Hammer cover CDs in a while, and it's appeared more than once. I've done my research and not found any way to buy this band's music. So, I was delighted to recently find that they have a self-titled EP for sale. The EP comes signed with a personal note from the band, which is kind of cool. It has seven tracks on it, one of which is "The Flight of the Bumblebee."

As you'd expect with the inclusion of that track, guitarist Mick Priestly can play very fast but it's the more soulful aspect of his playing that really got me in to "Dig My Grave." The rest of the CD is more of the same, straight up heavy metal with amazing guitar playing and great vocals. If you like traditional heavy metal with lots of fast guitar playing, then I recommend you check these guys out. 

Reader Comments (19)

Kind of reminds me of the great HARDCORE SUPERSTAR!!!!
July 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKEVON
Still at it, eh, Christian? Still foisting mediocrity on us when, meanwhile... Where are ya just two posts back regarding Allyson's entry on the BIGGEST Rock and Roll news in the last decade lives?

Green River's "Dig Your Grave" = Hookless, Riffless, Lickless technically proficient noise.

KISS' "Hell Or Hallelujah" = ROCK and ROLL HISTORY!
July 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Kevon! I've got all of Hardcore Superstar's stuff and they make The Green River Project sound like a fifth grade science project with a technically proficient guitar player.

HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, quite simply, is a Rock and Roll band that knew how to Bring Back Glam!

Forget The Green River Project. They can't even Rock!
July 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Love it - thanks for the link! Definitely a real Avenged Sevenfold vibe.
July 6, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbryon
Ipod to drive to work song of the morning ~ S.O.S. (Too Bad) by Aerosmith (glam enough for ya ?)
July 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGNR
Ipod to drive to work song of the morning ~ S.O.S. (Too Bad) by Aerosmith (glam enough for ya ?)
July 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGNR
Yes, GNR! You're on a RNR Roll! Didjya check out the new KISS two posts back? Is THAT Glam enuff for ya?!

Bry! You're right, Green River definitely has an AX7 vibe... And THAT's what's wrong with it!
July 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Metalboy ? I'm not on a roll...I just have a 20-25 minute ride to work every morning and have an ipod with over 9,000 tunes on random playing, so I'm just posting the best song I hear on the way in... that's all. Nothing more than that. I

I really like this board with a lot of knowledgeable and diverse music listeners ( I listen to everything). And just want to share songs that people may or may have not heard that aren't too far off the beaten path.

I know you could probably send me a list of 5,000 songs that I should listen to. But if you gave me one a day, I could check it out and possibly add it to my collection if I don't have it.

Keep on rockin... in all facets of life !!!
July 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGNR
GNR! That's cool but the question will always be, "Is it GLAM enuff for ya?"!

Have a ROCK 'em, sock 'em weekend, brutha!

p.s. I got ya beat by 2000+ Songs. And I, too have alotta sh*t, too, besides Hair/Glam/Sleaze/Trash/Power Metal, even more than necessary of NWOBHM and all that Speed and Thrash crap, too, but just the good stuff that actually still manages to ROCK! Hell, just go on, man. It's all on there.

p.s.s.t. I also have a ton of New Rock and Metal, Pop (old and new), 60's and 70's Classic Rock, Jazz, Funk, Soul, Lounge, Electronica, Old School Country, Surf, Disco and just about any other crap you can think of, even that Hippity Hop and Rap sh*t. But, in the words of the immortal Sammy Hagar, "There's only one way to ROCK!"
July 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
this song sucks sorry, but as for checkin out heavy harmonies that site is awesome ive used it many many times to get an idea of what a bnad sounds like and maybe if its worth checking out, have gotten into many new bands because of it
July 7, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterglamrockerarchie
I can't get into this song at all. I don't mind the music so much but the vocalist ruins everything for me.
July 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVelonese
I hear ya MB. My buddy always laughs when he scans my ipod and says that I have the most ecclectic taste in music he's ever saw.LOL. On shuffle you could get Rob Zombie,followed by Johnny Cash,followed by The Stray Cats,followed by Exodus and then Queen...There is pretty much every genre on there.Good music is good music IMHO,regardless of what label is hung on it.But when all is said and done, there is a LOT more fist pumping rock than anything else. To quote the late, great Ronnie James Dio while he was with Blackmore's Rainbow,"Long Live Rock And Roll!!!!" 8-)
July 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGary
Oops! Forgot to mention, I have a boat load of 70's Punk, too! I was just jammin' on some 999 and Generation X's first album. That sh*t frickin' ROCKS, too!

Power Pop, too! Plenty of that ROCKS! Cheap Trick are thought of as The Godfathers of Power Pop and we know who they spawned as Crüe and Poison both cite them as major influences.

Oh, and I've got tons of classical though I must admit, I rarely break that out -- only like once a year, if that, though I really got into it for awhile decades ago. I suppose if I was dating some classy chick who was into it (but still wouldn't be into the Greaser Metal most of y'all are into if I was dating some super hot Metallican chick or Iron Maiden maiden, hahaha!!!).

I've also got tons of New Wave, Grunge and Alternative and if you needed someone to testify in court that the last two genres are almost a total wash, you've got your man, er, uh, boy!
July 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Ah, good point, Gary. Ya gotta be able to pump your fist to it, hahaha!!! "Long Live Rock And Roll"! And can I just say, that one song that totally embodies BADA*S to it's very core, that should send all other Metal Clowns into hiding behind their amps.

And you got it right with Stray Cats. They sent me into a big Rockabilly phase for awhile quite a few years ago. Most agree, except the clueless and UNROCK Sam Dunn, who completely overlooked this fact...

The late Rockabilly legend, LINK WRAY, is generally regarded as the inventor of Heavy Metal, recording what could be called the first Heavy Metal song, "Rumble", back in 1958. Check it out on YouTube! It's the epitome of BADA*S! (Hmmm... Anyone notice a recurring theme here?)
July 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Hear! Hear! Velonese.

p.s. Did anyone ever tell you VELONESE would be a great name for a ROCK band? Awesome, Bro!
July 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Really like the guitar playing but he vocals eh. They seemed to be put on at the last minute as an after thought. I listen to a lot of death metal so it's not that I don't like it these just don't seem to fit. I will not buy this just for the name alone. There was a band called Green River. Great band that had future members of Mudhoney and Mother Love Bone in it. That album would be better suited to this blog than this band.
I do like when you post new stuff on here, even ones that some do not like. Nothing wrong with expanding your pallet.
July 7, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterscott whitt
Yeah there is if the stuff is UNROCK!
July 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
scott: MB is correct. there is something wrong with expanding your pallet if it is detrimental to the ultimate goal. I appreciate her comments, though, about the halfway jam and think it's comical (good comedy), that she referred to it instead, as half-assed jam (not halfway.) THAT "is" a fundemental difference.

When I look around, most people go half-assed (not even NEAR) half way. And what is even more frustrating is that they use their own barometer to determine how far to bring it,which sadly, is perhaps 1/10-assed. MB is correct, once again...the promoters will never truly "get it". Meanwhile, I postulate, that if you're willing to go "all the way" prepared for the backlash...but more importantly...before you venture into offering a new pallet (NOT YOUR PALLET) prepare THEM better for what you intend to do and the reasons for it. ...and what they just might be in store for
July 8, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterfletch
Who is "her", Fletch?! I guess I should dress in drag when we all finally get together at M3 next year? Where is the love for your fellow man, Nice.
July 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!

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