Monday, 2 May 2011

SINGLE REVIEW: By Definition - "Red Lines"

By Definition are a 5 piece stoner/dirty southern rock/metal band hailing from the dirty south of... Brighton. Their release "Red Lines" shows a plethora of influences and an abundance of good sounds. We explain why...

First, lets get the influences and "sounds like" out the way. In here you can hear BLS, you can hear Monster Magnet and you can hear Kyuss/Fu Manchu. Some Orange Goblin too? Oh go on then... But this doesn't mean By Definition are a pale comparison to any of these acts. They stand strong in their own right.

"Red Lines" pounds along at a good tempo, keeping the head nodding throughout. A very short song at only 2:18 it does however manages to sound just the right length. This is not to say that the fact its shorter is a good thing, we are saying it simply doesn't need to be any longer. What other songs fail to do in 4/5 minutes this does in this short space of time, giving us a range of verses, bridges and choruses, all delivered well.

The musicianship here is tight, it's punchy and it's well showcased. Great stoner riffs mix with dirty drumming, a pounding bass and very clear and good sounding vocals with just the right amount of grit in them. Backing vocals are also delivered well throughout, from the odd growl to a very unholy sounding distant scream in the pre-chorus. In places, this is a very atmospheric track.

And the best part of it all? By Definition are offering this as a free download to all! So if you are a fan of good, tight and dirty rock then we suggest strongly that you visit the link below to download the track. And while you're at it, let us know what you think of it in the comments section below!

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