MORNING OVER MIDNIGHT
Pheonix, AZ’s Fivespeed pack a sonic punch on its major label 10-track debut, as this quintet’s sound falls somewhere between Taproot’s metallic malaise and Saliva’s tugging of the heartstrings. Heavy-handed tracks like “Blame It On You” exhibit nu-metal dexterity, while “Lights” finds the band tapping into its inner sanctum for a mid-tempo soul searching a la Staind. Undoubtedly MORNING OVER MIDNIGHT sounds huge, rocks speakers, and is primed and ready for the radio. But the real question remains…does today’s fierce face of rock radio have room for Fivespeed?