Tyler Higdon, Evan Wooden, Michael House Nathan Hardin and Matt Higgs are Angry Planet. They released One Day He Could Save The World which is a full length album that took around three years to make. It may have took them a bit longer than they hoped but the results are certainly impressive.
On paper Angry Planet might sound like a run of the mill band. They play pretty straight forward rock songs that aren't particularly inventive or cutting edge. On top of that they stick to familiar scales and time signatures. I think the thing that really stands out are the dynamics. Everything is really dynamic and feels like it's constantly moving. The vocal performances are emotionally driven roller coaster rides and the band has no problem creating the energy needed to propel it forward.
Up first is “[-----]” which immediately shows you the range of the vocalist. The beat moves slowly at first with tasteful delay effects on the lead vocal. It doesn't take too long for the band to ramp things up with distorted guitars. It’s a good introduction to the dynamics which play such an important aspect to their music.
The band brings it with the epic sounding “As Good As It Gets” which seamlessly transitions into “Someone, Somewhere” which has a dash of americana and punk. The band can also pull off a ballad as they display on “For Jennifer”. They bring up the energy with “The Storm” which might be the most single worthy and commercial sounding song on the album.
A personal favorite was “WhenWarComes”. The song rocks hard and reaches a couple of crescendos that just seem to keep going. As the album progresses the other standouts were “Nothing To Write Home About” and “The Love Song”.
One Day He Could Save The World is a girthy album. Luckily there isn't much fat which made it a ride that didn't feel exhausting.
The band currently started an east coast tour and are a band I could see having some commercial success. They have they type of energy you hope to see live. If you can't catch them on tour then do the next best thing and treat yourself to their album.
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