||Fuze||High Voltage||4:15||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Shakedown||High Voltage||3:37||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Summer Snow||High Voltage||4:16||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Colors||High Voltage||3:44||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Renegade||High Voltage||3:14||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Faded Shore||High Voltage||4:03||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Hope||High Voltage||4:57||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Heart of Gold||High Voltage||5:20||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Burning Star||High Voltage||6:37||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Riders of Tomorrow||High Voltage||3:11||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Given Up||High Voltage||4:52||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Love Hate||High Voltage||6:30||$0.99||View in iTunes|
Quality Indy Rock
High Voltage is an interesting band that covers a wide range of the rock spectrum. I enjoy the soulful vocals of their lead singer and the impressive guitar work. Many of the songs are very catchy, my favorites being Shakedown, Fuze and Given Up. I recommend this band if you like bands such as Halestorm, Muse, Paramore or Guns N Roses.
Refreshingly Mature, Meaningful Rock Sound
Aptly named Colors, High Voltage's sophomore album takes the listener on a journey through a broad spectrum of rock music, ranging from eclectic reggae rock in Summer Snow to the heavy metal vibe in Riders of Tomorrow. Perhaps more surprisingly, this young band manages to tie the album together through a common thread of conflicting emotions, frustration with the establishment, and general unrest tempered by the wisdom of experience. From listening to even a few songs, one thing becomes clear: This is a surprisingly mature rock sound.
Those who are long-time fans of High Voltage will notice the change from the rap/rock in their first album to the soothing solo voice of Erin Schneider, the band's talented new vocalist. Her soaring vocals and meaningful lyrics mix with a unique rock sound to form music that is simply not out there in the mainstream market today. If you love classic rock or metal, enjoy lyrics inspired by these troubled times, or you simply enjoy rock with female vocals, the album Colors has a place in your library.
Second Album Steps It Up
I am a good friend of a few of the members of High Voltage, and am also a fellow musician. I have watched these guys for years, and I must say, this new record really impressed me. They have really stepped it up a notch in both performance and production. I would have never guessed this was a local Montana band by listening to the recordings.
The arrival of their new vocalist, Erin Schneider, is a wonderful addition to the band. With her arrival marks a shift in in the style of their songs. There is no more rap, yet there is more diversity in sound. One of my favorite tunes, Summer Snow, actually has a reggae-rock flare going on, something I did not expect from the band that wrote Supernova just a few years before.
I have a soft spot for old school heavy metal, and the last 3 tracks on the album Riders of Tomorrow, Given Up, and Love Hate are all good heavy tracks. Riders of Tomorrow sounds like Iron Maiden hired the Evanescence chick to sing with them, and Given Up sounds like Metallica doing an old bluesy jazz number in a classy joint in New York. I have no idea what Love Hate sounds like...but it's heavy, has some heart pounding double bass, and an epic outro solo.
I may be a little biased, but I recommend this band to any rock fan, and anyone who supports musicians who put out quality music by themselves, without the help of the often evil major labels.