Fire on Dawson - 7 Billion and a Nameless Somebody

Fire on Dawson
7 Billion and a Nameless Somebody
Degressive Records
What happens when an Indian singer joins forces with a bunch of German instrumentalists? Well, Fire on Dawson is the obvious answer… and if you missed their debut release “Prognative”, then their new sophomore album may catch your eye.
I like it when a band blends its influences and tries to create something unique and special that covers its needs and expresses its members’ creativity. Fire on Dawson are not afraid to experiment but also to be plain, straightforward and rigorous at the same time. Alternative rock along with post-grunge elements have been embellished with progressive rock music, various rhythm changes (the band’s drummer is very smart), social (with a bit of radical background) lyrics, expressive vocals and melodic soundscapes… creating Fire on Dawson’s musical amalgam. If I was to name some of the band’s main influences I would say: Tool, Pearl Jam, A Perfect Circle, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, Pink Floyd, Metallica & Audioslave among many others. Probably, some may wonder how the final outcome sounds like… but it’s better to draw your own conclusions by seeing/listening to the song “The Code”, which is the best song of the CD. The album was recorded and mixed in the band’s own studio in Germany and it was mastered by the multiple award winning sound engineer Stephen Marsh (Incubus, Korn, The Hangover etc.) in Hollywood, USA. The sound is in fact good, very clear, a little bit “raw” and quite vigorous.
Decently, this album is too straightforward to be characterized as prog rock & rather complex to be under the alternative/post-grunge tag. Balancing on the edge of those genres… with a lot of their own personality they’re trying to present something more personal and peculiar. If you dare to give it the proper attention, then with every new listen you will get more of the band’s individual musical notion… I’m looking forward to listening to them in the near future…