FEATURED BAND: The Anxiety Effect

Thank god for The Anxiety Effect, a band that does not live and die by the breakdown. It is somewhat refreshing to hear a band that ripples with influences as polar opposite as Lamb Of God, and at times, early 90’s Anthrax. They have that kind of range folks. I am extremely happy being able to sift through acts to cover, and find the ones that are on to something that does not sound like the last band I just reviewed.

I found that my opinion was pretty much right on as a band member had this to say on the band’s Facebook page:

“Heavy music in general has taken several wrong turns in recent years,” states front man John Lockwood. “Most of it has become a fad. It isn’t about being pissed off at the world with a message from the gut anymore . It’s about putting on a fake display with uneven hair cuts, girl pants, and weeping into your mic about some slut that cheated on you. If that’s what you’re all about, this band isn’t for you.”

Born out of the ashes of previous bands, The Anxiety Effect has blossomed in the short year that they have been together. Based out of Bradford, PA., the band is doing their best to spread out on the regional level.

The band started pre-production on an EP in early 2011, and recently released their EP as a surprise last weekend. The E.P. is released independently with Button Lock Entertainment Group.

Expect to see the band do some shows in Upstate relatively soon. Most noticeably, the band has a date coming up at The Evening Star Concert Hall in Niagara Falls on February 17th. Stemm, It’s A Dinosaur, and Rustworm will also be on the bill.

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-Erik Jensen

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