| July 27, 2009 - Australia natives Sick Puppies have been no strangers to the entertainment scene. Although their roots are planted in Australia and that's where most of their popularity rests, you may recognize their Free Hugs video which was accompanied by their song All The Same and gained popularity on YouTube accumulating nearly 30 million views since 2008.
Tri-Polar Album Cover
This trio which is fronted by Shimon Moore (vocals/guitar), Emma Anzai (bass), and Mark Goodwin (drums) released their album Tri-Polar on July 14, 2009. The 13 track album encompasses a lighter influence than what the trio has previously released, but still harbors their metal flare.
War opens the album with an electronic vibe, fierce drum blasts and an overflow of energetic metal promise. While the rest of the album remains heavy hitting, War retains the most metal influence.
I Hate you, Rip Tide, and You're Going Down continue to disperse the energy that War opened with. The drum beats maintain a brutal vibe and the guitar riffs shred through the tracks like train blasting through a brick wall. Moore's vocals are what tone down the otherwise heavy nature of the music, but add a tasteful element.
Anzai's bass lines are incredibly showcased on tracks Should've Known Better, Master of the Universe, and War. Her slap bass rips through speakers and begs for authority.
While Sick Puppies have slowly emerged over the past year, one might consider them rock veterans. With beginnings in 1997, this trio has consistently created brutal tracks that have won them numerous Australian awards including Best Live Performance by the Australian Live Music Awards and was labeled the most dynamic new band in the country by the Australian Rolling Stone.
Sick Puppies is like a roaring train speeding through an obstacle of metal, rock, and electronic funk. Keep an ear open- this trio is hastily sneaking into the mainstream.
Concert Review by Shannon Knight - Copyright © 2009 Florida Entertainment Scene - All Rights Reserved.
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