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Get Out - Let Me In

Get Out
Let Me In
by Andrew Sifari at 30 September 2016, 12:21 AM

There was a time when Radio Rock wasn’t nearly as over sterilized as it is today, populated predominantly by a few new, marketable faces in addition to the “classics.” This was back when the goal wasn’t to have the “perfect” sound, just the right one, a style that got the message out with an attitude. Guys like Bon Scott and Alice Cooper are legends not because they all had golden, Freddy Mercury-esque pipes, but because they just knew how to use what they had to make each song as distinctly their own as possible. Today, it feels like a lot to ask for to have better “new talent” than THE PRETTY RECKLESS and the like.

The debut album by New York rockers GET OUT may not qualify as an instant classic, but there’s a real energy, a real vitality to their newest release, titled “Let Me In,” that draws on the promise of a music that was meant to be rebellious and exciting.

For starters, it’s nice to know that a band with clear 90s influences doesn’t get stuck there as if it was the only decade in Rock that ever mattered, with shades of Punk, Grunge, and classic Rock and Metal standing out rather equally across the proceedings. Opener “Scarab Of Green” has some mild ALICE IN CHAINS vibes as it starts with a cool, confident strut to begi

The guitars are crisp and the drums lively, and while Morgan Evans’ vocals leave a bit to be desired, you can hear the real passion in his delivery. They could use some polish, but not, like, the same way James Hetfield “needed” polish. Offerings like the moody “Moon Harvest,” among the album’s better cuts, do not suffer (much) in this regard, but the same cannot be said of the otherwise solid “Chameleon” and the aforementioned “Seven Heavens.”

Let Me In” is a picture of a band with all the right stuff, but that probably needs to work on their craft a bit before they can join the ranks of the heavy-hitters, let alone the all-time greats. While songs like “Faded” and “Dagger Complex” bring up the rear competently, the lack of one or two defining songs to the album becomes more noticeable the longer you listen. That being said, “Let Me In” is a fun listen from a band with lots of potential.

Songwriting: 7
Originality: 7
Memorability: 5
Production: 7

3 Star Rating

1. Scarab Of Green
2. Bloody Marys
3. Seven Heavens
4. Master Of Storms
5. Chameleon
6. Let Me In
7. Moon Harvest
8. Faded
9. Dagger Complex
Ryan Rios - Guitar
Jeremy Swift - Guitar
Morgan Ywain Evans – Vocals
Greg Allen – Drums
Colin Brown - Bass
Record Label: Independent


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Edited 26 November 2022

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