These rockers from up the border can whip up a good frenzy and The Method is prime for the pit. They have a solid foundation in hard rock that comes with a touch of the classics and some alternative for good measure. The songs, on their self-titled LP The Method, are driving, riotous and damn good fun. The guitar is heavy and still melodic; the drums are tuned crisply, but still carry the weight of ten anchors. And when things come full force it’s all you can do but power fist and stank face (that thing you do with your mouth that can only mean you’re digging the shit out of something).
I found myself doing this several times on this record and I’ve got a feeling you fine people will take to a similar experience. Let’s start things off with the jump up ignition of “Let The Day Pass.” This track moves like a train and sings like an up-tempo Silverchair meets Nirvana. Quite possibly my stand out and it sits beautifully at #2 on the song list. I’ve always thought that’s the best slot for your go to jam. My theory behind it has its methods, but we’ll save that for another time. It’s all about The Method right now and we’ve just scratched the surface.
As the album continues, there are some defining moments of mood established. The soft/loud/soft technique shows its face like an old friend with reserved and jostled verses opening into bursting choruses of pounding drums and relentless riffs. “What I See” follows this recipe to a T and leaves you wanting more in the process – that abrupt cut is almost like a slap in the face. But more power to you guys, any reaction is a good thing. The last thing you’ll feel is numb or bored when it comes to this project.
On “All I Want” the boys break down their walls a little and fashion an intimate rock ballad. The vocals shine in passionate union with the gentle guitar melody and sparing drums. They turn up the intensity just slightly toward the end as if to not leave you completely hanging. These guys rock at the end of day, no questions asked. The highs are high and the mids are mid, but there are no lows to speak of. That’s a big high five to The Method from yours truly. Canada just might be better than we like to chalk it up to be. But in all seriousness, this album is a must have for those die hard rockers that could care less about the scene.
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