One of the most talked-about bands in the alt-punk underground two years ago was Greenville, South Carolina's ISLANDER. This year the band returns, and it's jaw-dropping to see an entirely new crew surrounding Mikey Carvajal for his band's sophomore album, "Power Under Control". Aside from guitarist J.R. Bareis (LOVE & DEATH), who arrived in 2014, ISLANDER is now bolstered by former FOREVERATLAST bassist Ezekiel Vasquez and ex-AVENGED SEVENFOLD/ex-CONFIDE drummer Arin Illjey.
If "Violence & Destruction" exhibited brilliance, "Power Under Control" is staggering genius. Rock, hip hop, alt, punk, emo, all sounding like a terror zone for those with heavier tastes. Yet ISLANDER has the balls to flaunt these genres with a rock artisan's flamboyance and more than a few sardonic raspberries blown along the way.
Cat No: VR738CD
Packaging: CD Regular
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