Straight off, II unquestionably sees a much heavier side of Colt48. This latest effort shows a more clear-cut direction and path for the band, complete with an impressive display of lyrical growth and musical gravity. II is not one-dimensional by any means; rather, it explores many different sounds and styles likened to its aforementioned genre.
Atlas describes itself as a guitar/keyboard-driven melodic rock band that combines elements of rock, pop, progressive rock, and jazz. Normally that’s a lot for any band to take on; hinting that the members might not have found a comfortable nor identifiable musical niche. Atlas, however, surprisingly pulls it off with amazing results.
For those of you who are connoisseurs of Southern Rock, does The Symphony of Rock have a treat for you! There is a band in Louisiana that is making some big noise north of the Big Easy called Louisiana Swamp Donky. (LSD…tongue-in-cheek? Ain’t asking!)