Superdrag, In the Valley of Dying Stars

Stacy Mangual

By Stacy Mangual

on 04.22.11 in Reviews
A great slice of catchy southern rock.

Perhaps best known for their hook-filled "Sucked Out," Superdrag's In the Valley of Dying Stars, is a great slice of catchy southern rock. The first line of the album, "I want rock & roll but I don't want to deal with the hassle," might explain John Davis 'new solo career singing Christian rock, but this album really is pure rock & roll. The songs are full of great crunchy guitars, catchy melodies and intertwining harmonies. Davis 'voice is a bit gritty at times, which only adds to the emotion and rock vibe. Though the album is mostly fast paced, the ballad "The Warmth of a Tomb" is one of its standout tracks, showcasing the band's songwriting abilities through complex guitar work.