5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!
MACH22 – The self-released debut album, Sweet Talk Intervention, from Philadelphia’s MACH22 launched on May 6th and it’s a whiz-bang, dandy of a good-times Hard Rockin’ listen! With so many young Hard Rock bands not igniting my adrenaline these last few years, it’s refreshing to exclaim that: MACH22 – Sweet Talk Intervention is Stone’s Metal Pick Of The Day!
There’s truly no moments on this album that are remotely near average. Between vocalist Lamont Caldwell and lead guitarist Sebastian LeBar, with the rest of this ultra-talented band in-between, Sweet Talk Intervention is a Hard Rock album I can listen to repeatedly without feeling like I’ve had enough. With BIG guitars, soulful and truly memorable vocals, coupled with body inducing GROOVES, this is an album and band that YOU NEED to get your senses wrapped around!
MACH22 is a band that has undeniable eye-popping Hard Rockin’ chemistry and it’s all proof positive from my listening to their debut album. MACH22 stands above the crowded field of up and coming Hard Rock bands due their unique ability to bridge the gap between Classic Rock and Hard Rock of 2014. There is so much relevance and Hard Rock substance happening within the songs on this album that it’s actually bewildering to me. My favorite song? Try the entire album. Metal be thy name. – Stone
Track Listing: Constant Denier, Go Ahead, Don’t You Give Me, I’m Just A Man, Stone Rose, Backslider, Made To Love, Radio, One Trick Pony, Nevermind
Lamont Caldwell – Vocals
Sebastian LaBar – Lead Guitar/Vocals
Ted Merrill – Rhythm Guitar/Vocals
Jaron Gulino – Bass/Vocals
Damian MonteCarlo – Drums
* Sweet Talk Intervention was Produced by Jeff Labar (CINDERELLA).
* Sweet Talk Intervention is available for purchase through the band’s website www.mach22music.com and iTunes.
* Lamont Caldwell is a versatile musical force. After joining the band of soul singer Bilal Oliver as a saxophonist, Lamont toured with Erykah Badu, Common, Kirk Franklin, Dave Matthews Band, The Roots, and Jay-Z.
* Sebastian LaBar, son of legendary guitarist Jeff LaBar of Cinderella, was personally trained by his father.
* Guitar icon Slash chose MACH22 as Grand Prize Winner in Guitar Center’s Onstage with Slash contest.
* MACH22 will be appearing at the highly acclaimed ROCKLAHOMA festival, which will be held May 23-25 in Pryor, OK. Visit http://www.rocklahoma.com/ for more information.
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LONG LIVE MACH22.
LONG LIVE HARD ROCK.
LONG LIVE PHILADELPHIA.