Year of Punk by Sam Brace: Review
Once in a while you hear a song that makes you want to jump on bed and rock out an air guitar solo. Year of Punk by Sam Brace is one of those tracks that truly define the spirit of rock and roll. The inception of the song immediately grabs your attention with a powerful drum sequence. Sam Brace’s voice has a very diversified range, also the lyrics have been composed with a lot of passion and dedication.
Sam Brace’s new album “Fever and Bones” has 11 beautifully composed tracks, and Year of Punk truly stands out among them. Don’t get me wrong, each track has an interesting melody, but Year of the Punk takes the cherry on the cake. When you become completely enamored with another person, you enter a state similar to the album’s name “Fever & Bones”. It is characterized by a hyper-intense level of being. The passion, fire, and lust that consumes every fiber of your being and takes over every aspect of your life. However, it is also about the anguish when feelings depart from one another. The CD is a reflection of memories belonging to the past, and the advent of the future.
The guitar’s play-through is quite fierce, but everything feels simple and it’s quite easy to listen to. That’s what rock is all about, Sam Brace portrays the role of an avid rocker quite extensively in Year of Punk. I really enjoyed listening to the individual guitar solo sections, it was tight man.
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Photo credits: Boston pics – Adam Graves, Hastings pics – Mark Richards
Review by: Damien Reid