The Beautiful Distortion
From Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, The Beautiful Distortion combine majestic harmonising vocals with Fleetwood Mac style upbeat merriment to form a wonderful modern rock sound. Their extensive radio play across the States means that people are already asking for more. With Gasoline recently released, is the world ready for this level of quality? Many of us most definitely are and classic rock never felt more alive than it does now. This sextet of symphony brings the whole sound into the twenty-first century.
It begins with a smooth drumbeat which sets a tone for head nodding easy listening. A sweet sounding acoustic guitar joins the rhythm with a chorded melody which begins the song. A sunny melody guitar picks a pattern over the top to signify the beginning of the vocal. Heart-felt and passionate words softly build into a balladic dynamo. With presses of energy, the chorus brings in motivation and confidence in lines about being stronger than the forces we struggle against. As the middle-eight rips open, a splendid rock hammer pounds onto the stage as guitars switch into metal mode and smash riffs to the powerful drums. Emotional poignancy makes the music interesting as the song keeps the story going. So much more than something to dance to.