Politics and personal beliefs are the perfect fuel to feed the emotional fire created by the talented Tomas Doncker on his newest release titled The Mess We Made. Personally moved into action by the horrific event known as the Charleston Massacre, The Mess We Made is not for the faint of heart, but it is for the socially and politically aware, and for lyric listeners such as myself, this album is as good as it gets when it comes to an honest smack-down and worthwhile cause.
As expected from Tomas’s prolific musical history, The Mess We Made is solidly produced and packed with enough talent to light up a city block. Pulling no punches with the current single Church Is Burning Down, Tomas shows us exactly why he is more relevant than most of the current musical acts flooding the market today. I could go on talking about the lyrical content and the importance of the message within the song, but it is just as important to acknowledge that Tomas Doncker also knows how to write a great sounding song. He has smoky vocals and a wide range of tone to work with, add in the talented musicianship and you have a great choice for a single.
The track titled Don’t Let Go was an instant favorite for me. It was beautifully structured and given the right amount of production to not overwhelm any of the tracks that made this mini epic up. It is a very thoughtful song that I am sure will resonate with a lot of listeners. Life is hard, struggle is real, and Tomas Donckerhas always been an honest and hopeful artist that cares about sending important messages across the airwaves.
Blood And Concrete picks up the tempo but does not drop the politically charged ball. Honestly, this is the type of artist that I feel the government should fear. Tomas brings to light the reality of what people are seeing, but not everyone is talking about. He is in the ranks of Bob Marley and Zac De La Rocha when it comes to the importance of what he is saying.
As a whole, The Mess We Made is a great blues/rock album that will no doubt get people talking about important current events, as well as getting them dancing together in a club. This is a great album worth your attention, and easily one of my favorite albums of 2015.