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The Sins of Charm City Devils - Stage Rage Magazine Stage Rage Magazine

The Sins of Charm City Devils

Charm City Devils Sins CD review

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The Charm City Devil’s exploded on the scene in 2009 after being the first band to be signed to Nikki Sixx’s Eleven Seven Music Label and consequently put immediately on the Crüefest Tour. They were well received by the Crüe fans and this exposure brought them new fans in every city they stopped.

Their debut CD was; “Just Rock-N-Roll” and the songs were catchy, fun, and sincere. They have gone down a little bit darker road on “Sins” which the title itself implies and the song titles follow suit. This disc shows a darker side of the band, however it is a side we all have seen in ourselves. We have all have suffered let downs and heartache and John Allen’s voice sings about it so intensely that we believe the lyrics are something personal.

The first song on the CD is called “Spite.” It is one of my favorite songs on the disc. It is in your face straight up rock and roll that is full of angst. With lyrics like: “You should have believed in me when I needed you…payback is coming like a mother fucking freight train.” The guys have seen some harder days the last few years. This CD shows a maturing of the band both lyrically and musically. It takes some guts to turn a folk song into a rock song which is what they did with their current single that is blazing the radio stations, “Man of Constant Sorrow.” That alone is reason enough to buy the CD but, not the only one.

Charm City Devils are not about gimmicks or shock value. They have heartfelt songs with good riffs, mixed with some bluesy style, and catchy choruses. They are consistent but, most of all, believable. If there is not true emotion coming from the voice of the singer then I personally cannot subscribe to the band. They don’t connect with me because they just wrote a song to try to sell CDs, not because they truly have a connection with their fans through their music. Charm City Devils most definitely do have that connection. Keep it up guys.

www.charmcitydevils.com

By Becky

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