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CALL ME NO ONE’S “PLEASED TO MEET ME”: THE BEST SONG FOO FIGHTERS NEVER WROTE

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Call Me No One’s debut album Last Parade is really, really good. If it sounds like the members of Sevendust wrote a Foo Fighters album, as Axl remarked to me earlier today, that’s because the two main contributing members of Sevendust — guitarist Clint Lowery and Fifteenth Best Modern Metal Drummer Morgan Rose — basically did just that.

There’s something really appealing about talented metal musicians taming their technicality to write smart hard rock (or even pop) songs, their virtuosity bubbling just under the service. It’s why Anso likes Look Right Penny so much, it’s why I enjoy Shinedown, and it’s why Axl and I enjoy Call Me No One. In a way, Last Parade is kind of like Dark New Day’s non-existent third album. It’s hooky and it’s heavy, but it’s got that pro-songwriter sheen that can’t be taught, that only guys like Lowery and Dave Grohl have in their bones.

Check out the new song “Pleased to Meet Me,” now streaming at Noisecreep. It’s got certain trademark elements of the Sevendust sound, but reworked into a more hard rock-based shell without the angry riffs and vocal delivery. There are heavier songs on this album too, by the way; we can’t wait for you to hear it when it comes out on June 5th.

-VN

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