I ‘m still working on my Metallica concert review post, but I wanted to get started on my pre-caps for the Chicago Open Air 2017 lineup. I’ll be doing a bit of research on new bands and gushing about longtime favorites.
First up is an up and coming hard rock band from North Carolina: Failure Anthem.
- Kile Odell – lead guitar (2013–present)
- Ryan Nimmo – bass, backing vocals (2013–present)
- Troy Surratt – drums (2016–present)
- Chris Pierson – lead vocals (2016–2017)
The drummers and singers have moved in and out of this band during its birthing period, but guitarist Kile Odell and bassist Ryan Ninmo brought consistent stylistic fusion. Odell adores James Hetfield and the heavier metals while Ninmo brings a little bit of country.
Personally, the “radio rock/radio metal” sound isn’t for me, but these guys got some good jams if you wanna drink a beer, cuddle with your partner, and chill to solid rock tunes…and that’s what COA is all about…you know, when you need a break from the moshing and headbanging.
If you’re gonna check out any songs to see how you feel about Failure Anthem, take a listen to these Top 5 Listens care of Spotify.
2) First World Problems
3) Here For Good
4) Just A Wasteland
5) The Ghost Inside
- First World Problems (2016)
If you enjoyed these songs, please consider helping a young band by purchasing their debut album.