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Kevin the Persian and Camilo EG Reviewed

Kevin the Persian and Camilo EG Reviewed

Kevin the Persian – Afterlife Crisis

Similar artists: Alice In Chains

Genre: 90s Rock, Alternative Rock

Yeah, with so much music, good and bad, being made, there’s a real competition to be heard. It’s only natural that new bands and recording artists will feel that they need to do more than their competitors. But what does that mean, exactly? For most of them, the simplest answer is to try and get louder, play faster, reach higher notes. 

That’s all nice and good. But if they’re not lucky, they can easily end up becoming power-metal bands. And, from that, there is no return. In fact, many bands have tricked themselves into this hellish destination while their intentions have been entirely pure. Speed and power, alone, turns out, are not enough. 

Inspired by Seattle greats, Alice in Chains, Kevin the Persian’s “Afterlife Crisis” aims to get heavier, more sinister, more powerful by focusing on doing less. The guitar riffs are pummeling, but the playing is economical. The vocals have real grit and occasionally reach for the high notes, but unlike most rock singers, there is no constant barking here. The atmosphere is chilling, but Kevin the Persian is careful not to spell everything out for the listener too soon. Less is more sometimes. 


Camilo EG – My Soul

Music analysts and sites like Genius have to do a lot of mental gymnastics nowadays in order to make pop songs appear deep and meaningful. Most of them aren’t. Most of the people writing them are just looking for a hook that is catchy enough to get stuck in your head for a couple of days, enough to buy some merch or concert tickets. 

It’s all been something of a self-fulfiling prophecy. It may have started a few decades ago when producers of boy and girl pop bands instructed their stars not to approach sensitive topics unless ordered to do so. Since then, the songwriters representing their interests have also fallen in line. It is, then, a good thing that rock artists are refusing to acknowledge the memo. 

On “My Soul,” Camilo EG attempts to write a poppy song with alternative-rock dynamics concerning a powerful topic – the fight for individuality. It seems like a novel philosophy in today’s age of cloned pop stars and endless hit parade of songs that don’t mean anything. But Camilo EG understands that this is not just a game of trying to reach the top, but one where finding oneself is the ultimate prize. 

On “My Soul,” Camilo EG attempts to write a poppy song, with alternative-rock dynamics, concerning a powerful topic – the fight for individuality.

Kevin the Persian - Afterlife Crisis

7.5

Camilo EG - My Soul

7.5

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About author

Eduard Banulescu is a writer, blogger, and musician. As a content writer, Eduard has contributed to numerous websites and publications, including FootballCoin, Play2Earn, BeIN Crypto, Business2Community, NapoliSerieA, Extra Time Talk, Nitrogen Sports, Bavarian FootballWorks, etc. He has written a book about Nirvana, hosts a music podcasts, and writes weekly content about some of the best, new and old, alternative musicians. Eduard also runs and acts as editor-in-chief of the alternative rock music website www.alt77.com. Mr. Banulescu is also a musician, having played and recorded in various bands and as a solo artist.
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