Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Impulsive Decision


Before they morphed into masters of acoustic alt-ballads at the turn of the new millennium, Incubus spazzed out in front of crowds at Ozzfest and The Family Values Tour, sharing stages with hard rocking bands like KoRn, System of a Down, Pantera, Slipknot, Mudvayne and Disturbed. The harsh and schizophrenic instrumentals on their 1997 release, S.C.I.E.N.C.E., mixed with lead singer Brandon Boyd's in your face vocals, remind me of a band that recently uploaded their music to Bandsoup.com, Impulsive Decision.

Lead singer Brian Murtaugh's throaty wails on "Lady Black" give an extra energetic thrust to the powerful guitar work of Mike Dolan and Anthony Massi, laying solid ground for drummer Josh Beckham to pound home. Shades of early Incubus (see: "New Skin" on S.C.I.E.N.C.E., 1997) will excite fans of 90's alternative, but Impulsive Decision sports a mellow side that mirrors the sounds of new era alternative rock as well.

Despite only being together since 2007, the band's chemistry continues to surge. On top of continually scooping up Battle of the Band wins in the South Jersey/Philadelphia area,  the quintet has recently inked a sponsorship deal with Amp Energy and was signed to popular California based record label Citation Records. In addition to bringing their sounds to college campuses across the US as part of an AMP tour, the band will be working with Citation Records to promote the official reissue of Far From Thru, complete with brand new tracks.

Listen to Impulsive Decision on Bandsoup.com
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