Divided Countries

New Music Critique: Divided Countries

Production7
Lyrics6
Music6
Vocals7
Musicianship6
6.4

Montreal duo Divided Countries are fronted by Johnny Frank, whose vocals pack plenty of attitude and are mixed with lots of overmodulation. This makes a strong first impression––Frank’s edgy confidence sounds cool––but its overuse wears thin after a while. And his lyrics could be more imaginative. Songs “Rise from the Ashes” and “I’ve Seen Better Days” are bleak, edgy, angular. Both share a similarly moody sludginess that’s powered by drum and bass and accented by an okay guitar solo. Most successful is the duo’s lighter tune, “Set Me,” which has a bouncy electronic throb and shimmering guitar chords. The song’s more playful vibe suggests that this might be the band’s true comfort zone.

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Web: dividedcountries.com
Seeking: Label, Booking, Festivals, Film/TV
Style: Grunge, Alternative Rock