Thursday, March 16, 2017

Social Stain-Social Stain


Formed in late 2014 by bassist/vocalist (and main composer) Toni Broman (ex-Kill the Romance), Finland's Social Stain are a (f**king DYNAMITE!) rock and roll-infused heavy metal band that sports influences like Therapy?, Misfits, Alice In Chains, (post-Black album) Metallica, Guns N' Roses, AC/DC, Foo Fighters, Velvet Revolver, and Skid Row. With the help of Teemu Kokkonen (vox and lyrics), Antti Kokkonen (guitars/vocals), and drummer Mika Tanttu, "Social Stain" not only serves as the group's full-length debut, but it is one of the best damn hard rock albums that I have had the pleasure of listening to in a very l-o-n-g time! Available on sites like iTunes and bandcamp, "Social Stain" takes a devalued part of rock and roll's history (the 90s) and magically transforms it into a modern day (guitar rock-inspired!) hard & heavy masterpiece! This buzz-worthy band knows how to write lyrically-rich numbers that effectively blur the fine line between menacing and melodic rock and we (the fans of all things (top notch) hard rock and straight-up heavy metal) are all the better for it! As slick as the group's first album is, Social Stain's sophomore release should easily blow the roof off of the joint!! In the meantime be sure to head over to the group's Facebook page and give it a "Like". It's the least we can do for Finland's next big thing!  

PS: I've got "Social Stain" shaking the foundations of my house as we speak. Somehow and someway it makes me envision the soundtrack to a (R-rated) late eighties/early nineties college comedy film. It's a soundtrack where a hard rock-leaning Megadeth, Motörhead's bastard son (the high school-aged one that plays in a heavy metal band), Faster Pussycats' first album, Kik Tracee, Leatherwolf, ("Load" and "Re-load" era) Metallica, and a Axl Rose-lead AC/DC all come together in one tiny room and lay down the perfect set of songs for this beer and sex heavy film.

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