A while back, we put out the call. Send us information about your bands, and we’d give them a listen. Mostly, this was a good idea. But sometimes, I regret the decision.
It’s not that Minneapolis hard rock industrial band Gabriel and the Apocalypse are bad musicians. Hardly. They know how to play. I’m just not a fan of the music they play. It does nothing for me…other than hope the Mayans were right because if this is what I can expect for the future of this column, let’s just end everything in two weeks.
I kid. You kids can play, I just don’t dig your style. It’s OK. It’s not for everyone. Maybe some of my readers will dig it, but I’m not really sure.
In a message from singer Lindy Gabriel seeking an album review (which we don’t do here), she writes “The first single featured Rick Stitch Thomas of Mushroomhead,” before adding the band “just finished up a tour with American Head Charge.”
Maybe Lindy is not a reader. Clearly, if she were, she would’ve realized those would not be selling points with me.
“Longevity comes from doing something different and having artistic integrity,” she says. “We want to take the mainstream and add our own artistic qualities.” The result is Gabriel and the Apocalypse — creative, original, visual, artistic, strong and here!
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