Thursday, April 19, 2012

CD Review: It Bites -Map of the Past(2012)



Release Date: May 8th, 2012
(Inside Out Music)

Track Listing:
1. Man In The Photograph
2. Wallflower
3. Map Of The Past
4. Clocks
5. Flag
6. The Big Machine
7. Cartoon Graveyard
8. Send No Flowers
9. Meadow And The Stream
10. The Last Escape
11. Exit Song


There is another promotional company that has allowed me to review their music, that is Inside Out Music the publicists Nikki Law & Ashley Buduo who also work for Century Media Records.


A band of musicians that are well diversed in their playing are also a band that is open to playing a variety of music that keeps the listeners interested. A sound their own "It Bites" has the classic sound of a '80's later progressive rock band.
The first song gets us set for what we can expect from this group as a radio dial is changed a few times before we land on the song"Man in the Photograph". A great lead into a great album that is quickly re-played here at my house, a nice ballad the lyrics, vocals and the overall sound of the song.

This is an album that is hard to explain in a review but if you like classic rock off-tempo in some songs but tight song structure all the same then you need to get this album.
Maybe this MP3 video will help give you an idea of their sound.



I am very happy to review this album and applaud this band for this release  that after a 16 year absence from 1990 to 2006, to be playing music together they have made such a strong album.


(From their bio)
“Everybody needs to compartmentalize a band because it makes them feel comfortable, but that’s not the essence of music. Music should challenge people even as they’re enjoying it. It should make them think. “That’s the fun of it. I want it to be so fantastic, and I don’t want it to be taken too seriously. I want people to listen to us and have the music take them on a journey
I thank you for reading this
Written by 
Anthony Nadeau