Flowerland, The Caffeine Disk (EP)

4 piece Hard Rock act Flowerland just released their new The Caffeine Disk (EP) in 2012 (Gypsy Garden Records). This is a band that’ not only beena round since the early 890’s but has an extensive touring history. Flowerland performed in 56 cities in 12 States opening for such notable acts as: Frank Black, Bad Brains, Into Another, Walt Mink, Screaming Cheetah Wheelies, Peter Fluid (vocalist for 24-7 Spyz), Crisis, Mucky Pup, Marky Ramone, Sam Black Church etc…in addition to performing with countless Local Bands.

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In this overly saturated genera/market with a plethora of artists coming out of the woodwork, armed with nothing more than a PC, Microphone, a guitar and a crappy sounding CD — it’s nice to know there are a few bands that can still rock out. These artists I speak of manage push their music out to the world and much of it is to do about nothing and substandard to say the least. So what do bands like Tool and Stone Temple Pilots got that 4 piece Alternative Metal band Flowerland don’t? Not much if you ask me save the multi million dollars promotional machines and major record label support. Flowerland breaks the mold with their powerhouse sound and delivers invigorating music that has a deep seeded hard rock feel to it. The band is red hot and the production value is rock solid for an Independent Artist. Musical overtones that will remind you of acts from The Kills, Foxboro Hot Tubs, Alice in Chains and even Wolfsmother. Right now after hearing their music and checking out a few of their live clips — I can honestly say this is what we’ve been waiting for. I don’t say stuff like that often. All in all a well rounded EP that has much to offer the listener – apparently there are still a few bands out there believe in melting your face and making your ears bleed.

Final Word: Flowerland stands out from other Indie-Alt artists in a good way within this very saturated market. Their answer to mundane music is to deliver something unique with a breath of fresh air, a rumble tumble signature sound and a powerful message to stick straight down your throat. The strong suit of Flowerland is their passion and their ability to write you a powerful piece of music via solid musicianship and deep messages that speak to the heart and mind.

by Rory Richardson edited by Cyrus Rhodes

Overall Rating: 4/5

review comments: rhodesm@wavecable.com

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