Johnny No Stars | Willful Suspension of Disbelief

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Willful Suspension of Disbelief

by Johnny No Stars

Love, hate, politics, inner conflict, life, death, and out of body experiences. Hardcore guitar riffage, beautiful melodic transitions, and powerful jam breakdowns. Johnny No Stars' first full length album is here. You've never heard anything like it.
Genre: Rock: Modern Rock
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1. Sickboy
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2. Front Towards Enemy
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3. In The Blood
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4. Untied
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5. So Numb
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6. Living Martyr
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7. Holographic Life
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8. Pi2
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9. Phobia
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10. Scheme
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Album Notes
Metro Detroit's quintet Johnny No Stars is a band that is certainly not easily classifiable. Outright, I suppose, they play a blend of psychedelic and melodic metal, but there's much more to it than that. An absolute Jeckel and Hyde, this band head butts you in the face one minute and lulls you into a trance the next. Jerky metal influenced rhythms interspersed with flowing melodic breakdowns leaves much for the listener to digest.

Each song on their debut album, Willful Suspension of Disbelief (due out in October 2005) is an organic unraveling of influences and textures. Ranging from psychedelic and ethereal to anguished and pounding, JNS manages to mix their eclectic tastes into one catchy conglomeration of sound. "Since our conception, everyone has struggled to label our sound," explains frontman Lars. "This album has been a great experience for us because it has forced us to focus all of our creative influences into one cohesive product."

One listen to their debut album will reveal a myriad of influences. Truly progressive in nature, Think Tool meets Radiohead or Refused meets Pink Floyd with a sprinkling of good old American stoner rock. Interested yet? You should be! "We've never been interested in labels", suggests bassist Bender. "We know what we like and what pleases us and hopefully, others as well." And please others they shall, either on their self-produced album or their tumultuous, high-energy live show. Johnny No Stars is certainly a band to check out sooner rather than later!

Marley McMasters - Asylum Press - 09/01/05


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JNS for life sucka

This album is KILLER!!! I can hear so many different influences in it. And the drumming is phenominal, especially on that last track, Scheme. Great job.

Subconcious Sickboy

Holographic Life is the Whip
Like I said, Holographic Life is the whip with its array of meter changes. Definately Tool influenced. And what is that Untied, it's sick good. Speaking of which, Sickboy is kind of lacking for a first track, but every other one on here is just amazing. You should pick this one up, I'm sure glad I did. Oh yeah, I forgat to mention how good So Numb is, "How'd you get so numb...", simply brilliant.

Ryan Porter

A must have CD!
I heard about this band through a friend and listened to a few mp3s on the internet.. I was taken back by the originality and overall sound they were putting out. I ordered the CD and to my suprise, it kicked my ass. The CD starts off with a crushing rock tune "sickboy" with very interesting guitar work as if they were breathing off eachother. Track 4 "untied" is a very groovy song with a powerful bass and synthesizer line. I havnt heard anything like that since the 70s. The CD ender "scheme" is an epic song that has a very snazzy beat and plunkity guitar riff that is actually quite beautiful. Halfway through the song it leads into a swirling jam session with very impressive double bass drum parts. If you like good, original music, this CD is for you. I cant wait to hear more from these guys!