This may be a bit late and I’ve been away from here for a while but I have been dieing to finally talk about the new super group D.R.U.G.S. consisting of Craig Owens (Vocals – ex Chiodos), Matt Good (Guitars/Keyboard – From First To Last), Nick Martin (Guitars – Cinematic Sunrise, Isles & Glaciers), Adam Russell (Bass – Story Of The Year), and Aaron Stern (Drums – Matchbook Romance).
Everyone I’m sure like myself was extremely disappointed to find out that Craig Owens had been fired from Chiodos quite some time ago and weren’t really sure where he (and Chiodos for that matter) were headed. Thankfully Chiodos was able to produce an extremely well made, and successful record and Craig also landed on his feet with he new band/project D.R.U.G.S. (an acronym for Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows). On February 18th D.R.U.G.S. released their first full length album which is self titled and if you’re a fan of any of the bands that these guys are in or simply really like Craig’s voice then this is definitely something you need to pick up. Start to finish this is a great album and doesn’t have a weak point at all.
You can tell lyrically Craig did a lot of soul searching and much of this album is talking about trying to discover one’s self once you’ve pretty much hit rock bottom and finding the light once everything has gone dark. Overall it is extremely uplifting to listen to and brings pop melodies and lyrics with the greatest of heavy riffs any rock n roll fan could imagine. The Album opens up with a great in your face tune “If You Think This Song Is About You, It Probably Is” and from then on the hits just roll on out as the album continues. If you buy the deluxe version of the album you get a very cool 20 minute documentary and the mind blowing mini movie/music video for “If You Think This Song Is About You…”
Personal favorites include songs such as “The Only Thing You Talk About”, “Stop Reading, Start Doing Pushups”, and “I’m The Rehab, You’re the Drug”. There are a ton of emotions that come with this album and very easy to relate to its a great release for those of us with a lot on our minds. For those of you looking for another Chiodos album you will be disappointed this is a very different band with a tad less theatrics but is a phenomenal album that everyone should own. Be on the lookout this year for these guys to be on tour they have already traveled around to celebrate the release of this record to sold out shows for the most part so if you see they’re coming to your town buy tickets ASAP. I’ll post songs below please enjoy and i’ll give you the first part to the 4 part movie series/music video that is sure to blow your mind….
– Mason Richardson
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“The Only Thing You Talk About”
“Stop Reading, Start Doing Pushups”
“If You Think This Song Is About You, It Probably Is” Part 1
(Search Youtube for the next 3 parts and music video)