Album Review by Rocky Ferrenburg
Musician, Writer, Podcaster, Advocate
Hard Rock, Alt Metal band One Second Til Forever has just released their third album Simplify Your Life. This is a band that I have experienced live and the album does not do them justice. OSTF is mind blowing live, which makes the studio experience even more enjoyable. This is a band that spans many of the hard rock sub genres and bands familiar to any rock fan. Blood Money is in the vein of Breaking Benjamin, while Lament and break away pull from bands like Chevelle and Killswitch Engage.
“This album is different because I feel like we’ve pushed our comfort zone a little, and experimented more with tracks to play along with.” —Gary, Drummer
OSTF takes on a persona of their own though. Embers has a great contrast between soft and metal, incorporating electronic samples, heavy riffs, and melodic vocals. Yet, the rhythm section pulls off some groovy riffs in Mend or Distract. Meanwhile, In Time brings me back to the rock of the early 2000s. Nostalgia runs deep in this band and on the album, Simplify Your Life, itself.
“My favorite track is Deny the Day. There is great emotion in it especially vocally and it’s fun to play. You could say it’s our ballad for this album.” — Josh, Bassist
OSTF, a band that has been for more than a decade, thrives on the dynamics of rock and metal with a groove foundation to create an enjoyable headbanging experience for the listener. If you are a rock fan this will not disappoint. There is something for the radio rock lover and the metal head alike. OSTF is the true intersection of the rock/metal genre. Grab your copy of Simplify Your Life today, and discover
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