Dizmas - Tension

Published Tuesday 18th September 2007
Dizmas - Tension
Dizmas - Tension

STYLE: Hard Music
RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 23988-12785
LABEL: Credential CLD54303
RELEASE DATE: 2007-06-08
RRP: £12.99

Reviewed by Rob Andrews

This second Credential Recordings release for the Southern Californian band, headed by Zach Zegan, is an edgy, hard rock treat. The band have been together for almost a decade having formed at high school, and derive their name from what some scholars believe to be the name of the "good thief" that Christ encountered at his crucifixion. (Bible lesson over!) From the punchy opener of "Jealousy Hurts" through to the quieter, more reflective ending of "Sun", this grabbed me right from the first listen. There is originality in their music and lyrical style and sound. The nearest I can pin them to, in parts, is the Chilli Peppers/Foo Fighters (have a listen to "See Daylight"), but they say they also draw their influences from Led Zeppelin, The Who and Rage Against The Machine. You can taste all of these ingredients in the mix that ends up as this exciting collection. Encountering radio play success in the US with the likes of "Play It Safe" and "Shake It Off", this is just the sort of band that we could do with seeing in the UK.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Fabio in Guatemala @ 21:01 on May 8 2008

thats a great band i'll hope hear more about them and theyre songs are so good, one of the best bands in the world!!!

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