Trail of Dead is one of those obvious bands and this is one of those obvious songs that would be ruling the world if it were 1996. And I don't mean because they sound like the 90s. It's because they kick ass. Every time. Playing the new Creed album (or even that catchy Godsmack track "Cry Like A Bitch") instead of stuff like "Summer of All Dead Souls" is the reason modern rock radio stations have been slowly sliding into nonexistence for the last decade. See 93Rock in South Florida, and every other rock radio station everywhere.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - Summer of All Dead
You're saying to yourself, "Who cares if they'd be huge?" Well, you should. Trail of Dead is one stellar example of a band that should have been nurtured and cared for by its major label, Interscope, the way Warner has taken care of The Flaming Lips, which has paid massive dividends for the label, band and the fans. These guys are road warriors who draw a crowd and have an anxious audience that will pay actual money for their stuff. Just another example of the music industry paying attention to the wrong thing.
Hmm. That turned out to be more of a rant than review. Whatever. Trail of Dead's seventh album, Tao of The Dead, is due out in February. It is expected to be epic. Until then, "Summer of All Dead Souls" will be on every playlist I make.