Some music collectives are easily defined by their chosen name; The Floor is Lava is one of those bands. Hailing from Dallas, Texas the sound from this three-member band injects their audiences with high-energy rock that you just can’t sit still to. Their sound can be categorized as blues-metal rock as they fluctuate between styles and draw influences from a variety of tones within the broad rock genre.
While listening to the opening track “Denzel” of their self-titled album The Floor is Lava I am immediately reminded of other rock bands like Menomena and Mutemath. This song is infused with heavy drum patterns that make you want to dance around madly on a hot molten lava floor. The lyrics are passionately yelling out about a partner that “always want(s) more.” The song is tainted with a tone of vengeance and is brimming with red-hot passion that can’t be denied.
Another track “Spiral Down,” brings the listener in with a repetitive guitar rhythm and infectious high hat drums. The song has a lot of energy at the beginning, but then right before you know it, the guitars and drums cease and the song literally and metaphorically “spiral(s) down.” The vocalist’s style morphs into something smooth and seductive. Then right when you get comfortable in the serenity of the smooth percussion and lyrics, the song brings you back to consciousness once again with fast-paced drumming and guitar chords.
“Give in To Me” is a really catchy song that harps on love, or perhaps more so lust; “I’ll be waiting always… give in to me.” The opening sequence shows a very interesting bridge that comes to show itself again in the chorus and is accentuated by vocals that are waiting for “your apology, when you gonna give in to me.”
Throughout this album, The Floor is Lava showcases their talents that are varied yet very rooted in the heavy rock genre. The songs on this album are great rock songs that emulate lots of passion, energy, and musical rhythm. Sound quality on the album is satisfactory for capturing all the dynamic sounds of the heavy drums and guitars. This album is definitely hot with fresh molten lava and is a great listen for rock music fans.
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