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Punished for my Innocence by Bulletproof Snow

Most would agree most popular artists out there have something truly special to give to their fans. This goes above the typical attributes like raw talent, amazing songs, nice voice, or even a very marketable look, sound and image. There’s something truly infectious at the core of these artists that simply makes us feel good when we listen to them. Whatever “it” is – they all seem to have “it”.

Today I listened to the latest CD from Hartland, Michigan 4 piece Rock band Bulletproof Snow who just released their latest EP entitled: “Punished for my Innocence” in 2013. Venturing to their website I get the impression this is one group of guys that’s extremely determined, dedicated and passionate about the songwriting craft and being in a no holds barred Alternative Rock band. From start to finish this 4 song teaser from Bulletproof Snow delivers the goods and is a very entertaining musical experience. It pushes hard and has aggressive Punk-Alternative Rock quality to it, and even dabbles in Hard Pop Rock and Jam Band.  It also reminds me of Brendon Urie, The Young Veins, The Academy is, and Metro Station.  Any fans of any of these musical styles or bands will enjoy this latest release. It’s clearly marketed for those who like a male vocal front and red hot playing. I get the impression these guys:  Trey McLaughlin – Lead Vocals/Guitar, Jake Yacobelli- Guitar/Vocals, Matt Coon – Bass, and Connor Cheney – Drums are letting it all hang out via this compelling 4 track line up. In other words they hits the mark remarkably well by just by being who they are musically. Favorite tracks include (Punished for my Innocence) and (Useless Cover Up). All songs strike the perfect balance between rock, alternative rock and in your face punk. The songwriting is impressive and digs a bit deeper than the next independent band. Within each one of these pieces Bulletproof Snow captures something special as they bare their soul and delivers what I would call pure musical mojo. It offers much in the way of passion and compelling-thought provoking lyrical content. The playing from all members is spot on and just makes the whole CD even more enjoyable. The vocal abilities and passion from singer McLaughlin is to die for. The overall vibe of the production is very defiant, rebellious and a bit comical with pockets of hope shining through.

I see Bulletproof Snow as a diamond in the rough, with an amazing amount of potential. As time goes by we will no doubt hear more from them. I also would not be surprised to hear their music on the Radio someday or even in a video game a Reality TV Series or headlining the Warped Tour.  In close, most famous artists out there have “it”. I’m not so sure what “it” is but Bulletproof Snow has whatever “it” may be.


REVERBNATION: http://www.reverbnation.com/bulletproofsnow

Rating: 7.5/10 Stars

by Michael Morrison

edited by Markus Druery
West Lothian, Scotland (UK)

Review comments: marktheshark972@gmail.com

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