Talk about sleeping on a band. I downloaded Collisions’ Volume One EP a few months ago. I actually can’t remember when. I liked it, but for some reason I never returned to it. Dumb move. I’ve been painting my new place and there are a lot of walls and I’m a slow painter. The only thing that gets me through it is beer and good music. I rediscovered these guys while painting my living room “sanctuary green.” Kind of appropriate given the intro to Another storm.
The slightly overdriven picked guitars at the beginning pull me in hook, line and sinker. The bass and drums creep in and I’m sold. Collisions’ Another Storm feels like a second wind. It makes me think of John McClane in Die Hard getting his ass kicked over and over again only to pick himself up and just beat the living hell out of everybody. There are four movies, you pick your own bad guy.
Collisions’ Volume One EP has a ton of power as a whole and while they draw from pop punk, they leave out the frilly bullshit and and really deliver as songwriters. Keep an eye on these guys.