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Like A Storm - Chaos Theory Part 1 Album Review

18 Mar 2014 // A review by Kate Taylor

It’s like a movie isn’t it? A literal band of brothers tinker away at their hard rocking ambitions somewhere in little ol’ New Zealand and then BAM! - U.S. Radio stardom. Cut to; they’re working to a punishing `Merican tour schedule and using every moment they’re not travelling, playing or ‘pressing the flesh’ to record their new album whilst on the road, with the help of tonnes of recording gear, sequestered away in hotel rooms! Sounds unbelievable? Well perhaps you just need to convert to the power of rawk and rawl! Auckland brothers Chris, Kent and Matt Brooks have done just that, working hard the only way kiwis know how; to create stadium, big chunky rock riffs that will have you salivating, especially if acts like Five Finger Death Punch, Breaking Benjamin and Alter Bridge are your jams.

Crafting lean riffs and considered progressions, Chaos Theory Part 1 carries a swag of extras over your usual rock album; not only in the hefty presence of skilled keys and programming from the trio of bros but also – and this is sure to have Oz clamouring to claim Like A Storm as their own; there’s a Didgeridoo solo. Making their breakthrough track Love The Way You Hate Me the first of their self-proclaimed genre of #DidgeridooMetal. Struth! Despite the reticence this may cause in some readers, you can rest assured that it’s an interesting flourish that sounds cool and definitely adds a dynamic that’s unexpected. See… put that in your cross-tasmanial instrument prejudice and smoke it. Seriously, these guys are huge: in persona and stage presence, in talent and in that all important ‘it’ quality; and you’re going to feel like a bit of a tool burger when they rock world domination shortly if you’re not part of it.

 

About Like A Storm

With their record-breaking new single, Love the Way You Hate Me, smashing its way onto American airwaves, Kiwi hard rock act Like A Storm have now achieved more successful US Hard Rock singles than any other New Zealand band in history. Hard rock anthem Love the Way You Hate Me, which features singer Chris Brooks playing the didgeridoo, has made an impact with rock fans all over North America - hitting #1 on satellite giant SiriusXM Octane.

Since their debut album, The End of the Beginning, in 2009, Like A Storm have created a compelling musical catalogue and earned the reputation as one of rock's hardest working bands. Five years of relentless touring has seen them share American stages with rock giants Creed, Korn, Alter Bridge, Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown and many others. As a result, the band of Kiwi brothers has developed one of the most loyal fan bases in the country, and are now a headline act in their own right. Like A Storm's diehard fans - many of whom are inked in the band's artwork and lyrics - are widely known to travel huge distances, and show up hours early, to see the band play at some of the most iconic rock venues in the US.

Originally formed a world away in Auckland, New Zealand, Like A Storm was born when musician brothers Chris, Kent and Matt Brooks first jammed together. Growing up playing in separate bands, the combined chemistry was apparent in an instant. "We just felt this amazing musical connection," remembers guitarist Matt Brooks, "We knew that we had to start a band together."

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Releases

Catacombs
Year: 2018
Type: Album
Awaken The Fire
Year: 2015
Type: Album
Chaos Theory: Part 1
Year: 2014
Type: Album

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