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My Own Devices

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"My Own Devices - Thoughts Were The Enemy"

Well back to reviewing some music and this time I bring you a very well talented Canadian rock band called "My Own Devices". They bring you their debut full length self album 11 track rock album entitled "Thoughts Were The Enemy". This album is filled with a lot of energy and just by listening to the tracks you can tell but I'll get to that later. What I love about the CD is that the lyrics for each song are printed in the layout so if you want to learn the lyrics and want to sing along, well you can. My Own Devices consists of Chris Steininger on Vocals and Guitar, Dan Flynn on Guitar and Vocals, David Mcgee on Drums, and Matt Saunders on Bass Guitar. According to the band's website, Saunders left the band to pursue different interests and My Own Device have acquired new Bassist by the name of Andrew, I appologize as I do not know his last name. Now onto the best part of the review, the album.

The album kicks off with a very rhythmed track entitled "Fantasy World". Just listening to the intro, it made me want to listen to it. The lyrics are somewhat soft then pick up a notch when we hit in the chorus, Chris just presents a lot of rock energy when he sings in this song, yet alone the whole CD. "Because anything can happen in my fantasy world", when I hear those words and they way he sings them, I just love the rhythm of the guitar and they way Chris picks up his voice. Next we have "Hold me Together", where the song starts off to a soft tone and again soft lyrics, thats what I find this band likes to start off soft and then later in the song pick it up and change the style a bit. If you wanted to say this would be a very good dance song, I would say listen to this song more and more and I guarantee you'll love it. The beat of the song picks up just a bit at the end of the song near the 4:30 mark and it just adds that special transition to the song. Then we move on to the song "73", which has a weird effect intro added before the guitars kick in, not bad I would say. Now in this song is where the band decides to change their style, where Chris picks up his voice a lot comparing to the previous songs, it stays up the whole song. I love the chorus of the song, chris adds that high pitch voice to the song and let me tell you, it brings out energy to the entire song. Now we'll skip a track and move onto my favorite track on the entire album, yes I'm serious, "Under My Skin", has a 10/10 written all over it. Just the way the intro kicks in and Chris starts off right away, I just love the rhythm of the track and it has good taste.

I can go on and on and tell you how much this album rocks and how I would recommend anyone from the Toronto area or anyone from Ontario, or anyone period just to pick up this album and give it a listen, give the band a chance and perhaps one day will be picked up by a major record label, which obviously is every band's dream to accomplish.

Rating: 4/5 -


Thoughts Were The Enemy - 2005

first single - Fantasy World

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93.3CFMU McMaster radio



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