In this 100th blog post, we are going to check out the full-length record from Space Was Cool in this metal blog. I did a blog on their EP please go back and re-read it to get a little back history of this band and the memebers of it. Space Was Cool is a local Chicago band that came from another local band called Left Setter. Let us get into the music.
Band features the follows:
Nick Langis (lead singer)
Rick Lyons (guitar)
Kevin Rodgers (bass)
Miro Krivens (Drum)
They are on Facebook (www.facebook.com/spacewascool).
Fader starts out with a weird space out music and then slowly comes to a focus point on the music. The guitar and bass work is awesome. I am loving the sound effects they are using in this song. The drums are a nice backbone of support to the rest the band. This is a nice thinking man’s music. Nice back up singing from the rest of the band. Few words from the singer but straight to the point at what this song is all about. I am really enjoying the nice guitar and drums trade-off in later part of the song. This song has a nice simple and to the point guitar solo. It is very nicely written song.
The beginning of the song has a nice drums and bass line kicking then a nice guitar that floats above it. This song has a nice groove to it. The singing from the back up is perfect along with the lead singer punching and kicking through the song. The singer takes charge of this song. I like the lyrics in it. They just seem to flow with the song. There is some nice guitar and bass work in this song. I love the drums in the later part of the song just before the inter loop. It has a nice ending.
Celozzi has a nice guitar riff. This song reminds of something you would hear out of the 1980s. It has a nice rythm to the song. I really like this song. It is calm and easy but yet has it peaks of a rush. Nick is singing his heart out in this song. This is a nice driving song that you do not see from today’s artist. This song is a blast from the past with a nice modern flare.
Here is a song I am digging the beginning, it has a very nice bass line that everything needs to focus around. The bassist put the guitar player in his place in a very nice way. The drums backing up with the punch from the bassist. The singer comes in with drama form that makes you wish the music from the past was still around today. The past meaning the well written songs of the 1970s, 1980s, and earlier 1990s. This song reminds of something that the band Cold would have written in the 1990s. This is a very written song. I love how the song slows down at the end.
This song has nice beat and movement to it. I really love the bass and drums after the first versus. I wish the guitar would kick that annoying guitar effects. It is just too much over the top. He is a better player to pile effects on his guitar. I really hate to say it but the guitar effects has killed this song for me but the bass, drums, and singing has saved him. I am really loving that bass line with that normal guitar solo over it. It is very nicely done. I do not like the ending of this song.
Mary Poppins vs Natalie
Once again less effects on the guitar would be better but at least the guitar goes to normal during the song. I love the guitar riff when the singer is singing along with the bass and drums. This is a nice cruising song. I love the belief slow down part of this song. This song has a nice movement.
I love the guitar at the beginning and the support from the drums and bass. Singer is loving everything about space. I feel this song could be part of a kill scene in a movie. It would be a slow bloodbath. I love the punch of this song and the guitar work is not overly done. I wish they would give him a nice long guitar solo. The lyrics are very well written. I really like all the songs so far asides that one with the over the top guitar effects. Once again what I wrote on their EP, they put back up singing where it should be and not too much. Back up singing needs to be perfect but you do not it if you have a very talented singer, which this band has a great front man. Nice ending.
(It’s a) Click
I love the begginning because everyone starts at one time with a nice smooth shot in the arm. (It’s a) Click is a very well written song with a nice guitar riff. This song has all the elements to be a hit. I love the flow of the song and the direct point the band toolk on this song. I would not be shocked if this song is their first or second single off this record.
Space Was Cool
The beginning has a happy Black Sabbath Black Sabbath theme to it. Nice guitar work with cool lay back bass line to it. I do not like the flow of this song but still really good song. I believe this song will grow on me over time. I just feel that one part with the forcus on the drums should be a beginning of the song or use once in the middle. This drum part is breaking up the flow of the song but that could have been what the band was looking to do with this song. This is just thoughts from an idoit that has played bass for over ten years. I am not sure about the middle of ths song. This song has put me in dreamland. I love prog but I feel this song could be shorter. I just feel they wanted to make this song long but there is no point for this song being over eight minutes. There is some good guitar, bass, drums, and singing in this song that is so true. Overall the song is not bad and comes with a nice ending.
Closing out, overall the record from Space Was Cool is very well done from some very talented artist. I love all the songs but Space Was Cool and Orions Boogie. I just feel that Space Was Cool the song could have been shorter. There are songs that should be played out and there are songs that should be three minutes long. There are songs that should have guitar solos and songs that should not have them. This is just my thoughts and I would love to hear your thoughts on this artist’s songs. Orions Boogie is good but the over the top guitar effects was too much for me and took away from the focus of the rest of the bandmates. I have really enjoyed listening to this record and hope you are available to find a copy for yourself. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser