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TAKE THE BLACK STARRY NIGHT REVIEW

by December 19, 2018

TAKE THE BLACK STARRY NIGHT REVIEW

take-the-blackTake the Black is a rock band from Yonkers, NY. that has a melodic rock sound, driven by catchy melodies and lashing rhythms. The band is: Eddy Mastromarino on lead vocals and guitar, Tom DiCarlucci on lead guitar and vocals, Chris Baldini on bass and vocals, and Sean Plunkett on drums and vocals. They have a full pop-rock style, with catchy melodies and endless hooks. They have a knack for lyrics and strong songwriting skills. Their first full length demo, Smoke up, Johnny, is available on iTunes, Spotify, and on their website.

About the Album

Take the Black is releasing a single from their upcoming Demo Blood Moon. The track was recorded and produced by Squillante Productions. An energetic pop-rock tune that is eminently listenable. Drawing from influences like: Brand New, Gaslight Anthem, Blink 182, Bowling for Soup, Motion City Soundtrack, Walk the Moon, and Green Day. Mastromarino and DiCarlucci are the main song writers for Take the Black, but the single was developed with input from all band members and producer Squillante.

Our Favorite Track

Our favorite track is “Starry Night.” What caught our ear with “Starry Night” is the beat and the catchy chorus. We enjoyed the long-toned melody, it felt as if it was suspended above the active instruments. The guitars are tastefully crunchy, and the bass and drums are full and balanced. The band has outstanding vocal harmonies, which build the tracks energy and fullness. The beat has a pop influence, but still maintains a rock feel. The lyrics are enjoyable, relatable and memorable. The musical interludes between the forms are very nice, as is all the additions throughout the song. The bridge changes up the feel and builds back to the chorus and adds to the song’s overall storyline.

In Conclusiontake-the-black

Melodically laden with heavy hooks and driving beats, Take the Black has an infectious sound. With expert harmonies and memorable lyrics, the band has their own unique sound. Its accessible, yet hard-hitting.  “Starry Night,” hits all the right marks, each member lends their voice to the harmonies, and it’s a well-blended sound.  Mastromarino a solid rock voice, paired with a melody and lyrics that solidify the bands expertise. If this is an indicator for the impending release, Blood Moon we are all in for a smashing 2019 season.

Starry Night

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Overview
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Take the Black

Album

Starry Night (single)

Label

Self-Released

Release Date

December 1, 2018

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