The more influences each member has in a band, most likely the most creative and dynamic it would be. There’s also the talent each individual has, but definitely having different tastes and knowing how to balance them altogether can work magic and open greater boundaries and with that comes a larger audience. Rock has always been one of the genres that works so well for this as it’s very easy to blend with other styles.
Though all the above doesn’t fit Major Moment, most of it does. With their new material, One Small Step, there are definitely a few steps ahead from what your general new band. Right off the band, it’s clear we are about to listen a top notch, professional made material. The work behind the production, comprise of some A-listers, can be felt right away. More often than not, you will hear these new and emerging bands working with major producers, yet their albums feel a bit, say, cheap (?). However, as every song plays on, the record keeps getting better and much better.
The first track, “Before It’s Too Late”, sets the tone by giving you a glimpse of what’s to go with their loud and heavy guitars, wild drum lines and vocals, especially on the chorus where both lead and backup vocals Andrey Borzykin and Alexandra “Sasha” Razumova come together and sing along, none of them overshadowing the other but rather blending in such a way that enhance what’s already a powerful rock anthem. Only towards the end the band slows down a bit, but the rest is just a great reminiscent of the Arena Rock of the 80s and early 90s when the likes of Queen and The Scorpions where at its peak. There are some call backs to also the late 00’s with a few hints to those bands like Linkin Park and Tokio Hotel.
The changes in the tempo and rhythm are pretty subtle and you must pay attention, otherwise the record may feel repetitive. This might turn off those who are looking for some major changes and chops on their rock albums.
In the end, Boston’s Major Moment might not be pushing their wild talent to its max potential; but the production team behind the album along with strong and talented force behind the writing and music - makes of One Small Step, one of the most surprising EPs for a relative small band.