It's never a good thing to see a band break up, but when it's a band as talented as Mad At Gravity, it's a shame. This is the first and last record release by the quintet, due to the early and unexpected departing of the band's frontman J.Lynn Johnston, who is now working on some solo material (which bites). Why Johnston left is still unknown and the destruction of Mad At Gravity's massive online following is largely due to his leaving. MAG's search for a new singer is still underway, but there has been no word for a few months now......
Anyway about the CD.... 'Resonance' is a very impressive album, which covers many aspects of music. With thunderous guitar driven anthems such as 'Walk Away' and 'Letter To Myself', MAG also showcase how they can belt out slow numbers such as 'Undefined' and 'Burn', which are almost haunting in places.
MAG showcase their rather unique sound through tracks such as 'In Vain' and 'Historypeats', which sound like Sevendust fused together with the mellowed out vocals of Brandon Boyd (Incubus). Johnston's vocal and lyrical capability play a major role in MAG's remarkable sound, which really begs the question why Johnston's solo work is so dull and uninspiring. This band had it in them to go all the way, which is why it is such a shame to see it all go to pot. 'Resonance' is definately worthy of adding to anyone's CD collection, but it is too tainted by the fact that this is the only music you will only hear by what could have been amazing.
Mad At Gravity - Resonance
Reviewed By Richard Toner