By: Erin Fahy October 25, 2013
From the first notes, I was intrigued. Combining synth/keys, metal guitars, thrashing drums and topped by a Lynard Skynard lead singer; Slyde reads like a mess but sounds pretty awesome. They’ve got a good balance of all parts and have potential to really develop their sound.
Synchronized hair banging is on my list of neglected stage antics (it’s next to air humping microphones and the duck guitar walk) and these guys brought it back with a vengeance. That being said, I heard parts of the show where the sound wasn’t synced together, just a few missteps. It was enough to distract me from my obvious hair envy.
Good team work, their tear down of their gear was one of the smoothest transitions I’ve ever seen.
Like their sound; these guys embraced their eclectic style. The long hair on the lead singer/guitarist, bass player and keyboardist was highlighted by the many musical breaks with head banging. Lead singer rocked the vintage 70’s rocker well; jeans, hair, moustache. The other members stuck to basic black and jeans.
Potential is definitely there. I think with some seasoning, playing with the levels a bit and fleshing out their songs, these guys could shake up the music scene. I loved the mash-up of the synth and the guitars, the vocals may need a bit of boosting with more backing and less falsetto.
Final Grade: 72%