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CD REVIEW: One Step Closer - Out of Your Element
By Don Sechelski - 03/25/2009 - 09:08 PM EDT

Artist: Band: One Step Closer
Album: Out of Your Element
Genre: Alternative Metal and Rock
Technical Grade: 10/10
Production/Musicianship Grade: 10/10
Commercial Value: 10/10
Overall Talent Level: 10/10
Best Songs: Circling The Drain My Miss Perception
CD Review:

One Step Closer rocks. Their first release, Out of Your Element, is a testament. Nick Lombardi on bass and Tyler Kilby on drums lay down a solid foundation for Steve Lombardiís metallic guitar leads. Scott Frenchís vocal is a perfect complement. The band is listed as writer on all songs and the cohesion is evident in the tightness of the performance.

The first cut, My Miss Perception, features strong production and solid songwriting. Frenchís vocal is dead on and the band rocks mercilessly. Pancake Thunder, the next cut kicks it up a little higher. Steve Lombardiís guitar sets the tone for Getting Even, a warning about creating bad karma. Red Eye features French on piano in a poignant rock ballad. But itís when the band kicks in that the song takes off. Circling The Drain is a bare bones rocker.

The production values throughout Out of Your Element are excellent and no producer is listed on the CD. Iím assuming that the since the band is listed as writer then they also co-produced. If you like alternative metal rock, One Step Closerís Out of Your Element is a good pick.

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