Packetloss, consisting of Jamie Tees, Geetar Jack, and Steve Buckley, presents a 4-track EP, Modern Day Meltdown (Vol#2) released this Nov 29.
The opener of the same name, “Modern Day Meltdown” is intense and passionate with gritty vocals. You can feel the drive and distortion, making it a powerful experience. Moving on to the next, we have “Guided By The Storm.” The song enthralls with melodic tunes and thumping drums. It creates a rhythmic journey. Meanwhile, resilient and intriguing vocals share poetic anecdotes, adding depth to the overall vibe.
The third track, “Light Of The Future” introduces reverbed vocals that send off an atmospheric vibe amidst the storm of guitars. It’s a mix of intensity and introspection. It finally concludes with “Monetary Mind.” Catchy and fun, this track speaks to you through its relatable lyrics.
This EP takes you through the ups and downs of modern life, addressing wars and personal problems. It reflects our mental breakdowns and burnouts, the push through storms, then once again finding the light. Then, we are reminded of our smaller issues like the endless regular financial struggles. Unlike their previous punk rock style, this EP is fully rock.
The entire EP, including the recording, was done at home and collaboratively online. It’s a DIY project showcasing their talent and resilience.
Green Day, Avenged Sevenfold, Blink 182, Sum 41, Guns and Roses, Metallica, and Radio Head fans are welcome to jam to this EP on repeat. Modern Day Meltdown (Vol#2)a rock journey that resonates with the struggles and victories of everyday life. But those of us who have to make it alive and out of war can too feel the intensity of the music as well.
Review By: Naomi Joan