By Markos Papadatos
Aug 8, 2013
Rock music group Sick Puppies released their newest studio album
“Connect” on July 16, via their record label, Capitol
Lead singer Shim Moore and bassist Emma Anzai either wrote or co-wrote
all twelve tracks on the CD.
“Die to Save You” is a strong opener and it is followed
by their lead single “There’s No Going Back” which
is catchy and melodically soothing.
Although “Walk Away” and “Gunfight” are heavier
tracks, Emma nails the bass, and “Poison” is a stirring
rock ballad that is perhaps their best vocal on the CD.
“Telling Lies” showcases their versatility as a group,
meanwhile the title cut “Connect” is an acoustic masterpiece
and it is should be released as a single at some point in the future.
“The Trick The Devil Did” is my favorite up-tempo song
on the record.
The record closes with two captivating and well-written ballads, “Healing
Now” and “Under A Very Black Sky.”
It is evident that the Sick Puppies are the most underrated band in
modern rock music. Similar to their previous releases, they prove
to be consistently good with “Connect.” This collection
consists of some killer ballads and Shim rocks on lead vocals. This
CD garners 4.5 out of 5 stars.