There is something about listening to rock that makes me excited. I’m not sure what it is or why it happens, but rock peps me up. It energizes me, even when I’m depressed. I could be suffering from food poisoning, keeling over from nausea, and all it takes is a good rock band to cure what ails me. This fact continues to hold up with Northern Irish band Nine Lies’ album, “9 Lies.”
Nine Lies, an alternative rock band, consists of vocalist Stevie Mann, guitarists Dave Kernohan and Nick Black, bassist John Rossi, and percussionist Stephen McAuley. This group of five is really something special, composing an awesome album of ten tracks. All of these songs are great on their own, but together, they become even better. The instrumentals used are masterful, speeding up and slowing down where appropriate. In each track, the instrumentals are perfect and the rhythm is admirable. I promise you’ll find your foot tapping at some point while listening to this album. If it strangely isn’t the first song, it’ll definitely be one of the others. It’s unavoidable.
All ten songs are incredible, but I still have my favorites. One in particular, “A Kill for the King,” has the smooth tones and orchestral sounds like what you’d find in the opening for a James Bond movie. The drawn-out vocals mix well with the drumbeats and guitar strums, creating an amazing song. I could definitely see this track opening a future 007 movie. Though, it would have to be a remarkable movie to match such a remarkable song.
Simply put, this album is just awesome.. That energizing feeling felt so good for me, and I’ll bet you’ll love it as well. Check out this album and you’ll see what I mean – it’s something you need to experience.