9 Songs, 54 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
14 Ratings
14 Ratings
goldmalish ,

Past references in a Modern Setting

It is truly an accomplishment when a song brings together musical elements that we already hold in the highest regard, and does so in a fresh and inherently interesting way. Drawing from influences all over the map (there's definitely a Doors reference in the Howling) CHECKMATE SAVAGE doesn't claim to invent anything; it fascinates us in simplicity and beauty.

For Fans of: pop, rock, alternative, indie.

Friend of Punksters ,

Strong favorite for 2009!

One of the other members hit it right on the head when they said this band reminds them of Sisters of Mercy, which I thought immediately upon hearing them, though I’d rate them higher in the creativity area. This says a lot about their multi generational reaches, to know SOM, you have to be a bit older, yet this bands music is produced to meet the likes of a younger crowd. It is rare to come across a band that pleases both the old(er) and young crowd with such solid work. If you like diverse rock/alternative music, get this, you will not be disappointed.

"Island" is the preliminary front runner for favorite song. Turn it up to higher levels to hear layers of sound that are way impressive.

Clemson Moon Dog ,


kind of reminds me of the Sisters of Mercy...very melancholy even when upbeat

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