Dog Society, Emerge


New York based 4 piece Hard Rock act Dog Society just released their new CD Emerge (2012).   Band members include Bruce Erik Brauer (guitar), Guerzon (Bass) and Joe Ranieri (Drums + Percussion) and Brian Schnaak (vocals). The band has been busy writing, recording and playing club dates. Dog Society has collected a vast amount of material which will be out later this Spring 2012.

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 Guns and Roses, Mother Love Bones and Stone Temple Pilots got that 4 piece Rock band Dog Society don’t? Not much if you ask me save the multi million dollars promotional machines and major record label support. Dog Society 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. I Willa dd despite this there is an undeniable Southern Rock/Blues edge to their sound as well.   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 CD 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.

MY top tracks on the CD are: Space Boots, A Good Friend, The Fuse Before.

Final Word: Dog Society 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 Dog Society is their passion and their ability to write you a powerful piece of music via solid musicianship and straight forward messages that speak to the heart and mind at a mass level.


Overall Rating: 4/5

by Rory Richardson edited by Cyrus Rhodes

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