…which is barfing up tired, bar-rag G n’ R ripoffs like James Hart. James Hart used to sing for 18 Visions, which started life as a respectable metalcore act before floating toward Avenged Sevenfold territory with their later material. None of it sold particularly well, which is a problem when the best thing that can be said about your music is that it should have sold particularly well.
Anyway, proving that music industry darlings tend to fail upward, James Hart has been signed as a solo artist by Island/Def Jam, who, if memory serves, haven’t broken a good band in years (though they’ve certainly broken up decent ones). This shit sounds like Buckcherry, which is to say it sounds like Guns n’ Roses without the paranoia or Queen influence.
The best thing about the whole situation? The last time these particular coke-and-dick rockers roamed the earth, a giant asteroid in the form of Nirvana came along and killed them all off. I can only hope this bodes well for the next generation of rock and roll music.