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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Hello Stranger: Long Division

Long Division is the debut album from the Los Angeles power trio Hello Stranger. The eleven tracks are a blend of metal, prog rock and commercial alt rock that deliver a hard driving and melodic anthemic rock. Vocals play out intimate ballads, while guitars tower in defiance. This is commercial hard rock at its stylish best, though it is also heavily cliched musically and derivative stylistically. It's way past time for hard rock/metal bands to chart a sound of their own rather than rehashing Metallica and Iron Maiden licks ad infinitum Stream and buy Long Division at the link below.