The wrong Side of Fame
Alter Bridge, Breaking Benjamin, Sevendust, 3 Doors Down
Tasmania may well be the forgotten island of Australia, but Adkins are determined to put this island on the musical map with the release of their debut album ‘The Wrong Side of Fame’.
For a debut album, this is no measly effort by Adkins; ‘The Wrong Side…’ is not an album coppered together cheaply by young lads desperate to their music out there. Instead, what the listener gets with this album is a loud, modern production that is in your face and forces the person to take in the band. This assault takes place in the form of an alternative metal sound, big stadium style chorus’ and low-slung riffs and beats that are fun and groovy, dragging the listener in. Furthermore, the lyrics are easy to follow and pick up easily allowing the person listening to begin singing along exceptionally quick having all the appeal of big name rock and metal acts such as Sevendust, Alter Bridge and Breaking Benjamin with anthemic tracks such as ‘See Right Through’, ‘Taste’ and ‘All You Take’ trading off with more sombre moments such as ‘Wish Upon A Scar’ and ‘Pale White’. However, the only downside is that it is difficult to see who Adkins really are with a rather indistinguishable sound, yet it will be interesting to see how the band develop from here.
This is an impressive debut album and with something this well crafted for a starting point, it really does set Adkins ready for the international stage and fans of this genre should watch this space.