Former Helix guitarist Brent Doerner and his new band, Decibel, have released their debut album. This 'Blue Collar Rock' record is for you.
A refreshing dose of hard rocking music for the working man. Doerner and Company are making music for themselves and not for some "suit". It’s not your average shit, it’s the real deal.
This is a unique blend of Rock, Metal, Blues and Country pickin’ - all mixed together. Upbeat rockers like "Takin' the Color Outta Da Blooze" and "A Body for You" prominently feature Brent's whiskey soaked vocals. His raw singing style is perfectly suited to this kind of down and dirty rock. You actually feel the music here and the emotion that made it.
The hard rocker "The Sum of 2 People" makes you just want to crank the hell out of the stereo after a long day at work, beer in hand. The tongue and cheek "Stainless Steel Emotion" twists your ear, and the clean and distorted guitars mix well together make one truly great track. The big surprise here is the overly catchy "Dancin' Frogs", which features Hilliard Walters on lead vocals – done up – old style.
The previously mentioned "A Body for You" is a love song done Decibel style. It should have been called “I’d Hide a Body for You”. The groove is just perfect for this track and creates a memorable melody with some killer guitar work.
Songs like "Breathe My Name" and "Never Turn Yer Back" are fantastic blues based rockers. Shane's vocal's on "Never Turn Yer Back" just grab you and reel you in with soul and meaning. Brent's twin brother, Brian (Saga/ex-Helix) makes an appearance on the disc and lays down his signature drum tracks on "Fire in the Bedroom". The "70's Arena Rock" feel is present in "On Bended Knee" with it's big vocal's and sound. A real power house track that will delight fans.
In a time when a lot of artists follow a set formula, Brent Doerner's Decibel delivers a unique collection of songs that with an excellent mix of different styles, perfectly combined into one distinct package.