By: Jenna Melanson
EP – Thunder
iTunes Link – https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/thunder/id829752251
Release Date – March 18, 2014
Genre – Rock
Label – Swift Kick Records
You may recognize the name “The Lad Classic” from a previous Canadian Beats review. Former Canadian Beats writer, Warren Gordon did a review of their acoustic EP, “Lightning”, which you can see here: http://canadianbeats.ca/2013/07/21/review-of-the-lad-classic-acoustic-ep/And now it’s time for the review of their electric EP, “Thunder”.
“Thunder” consists of the same five songs as “Lightning”, the difference being, that they are electric, not acoustic. It’s a very interesting way for a band to release music. This way you get to hear each song in a completely different way.
The first song on the EP is “Cadillac Jack” which is one of my favourites, you can see the video for it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfmF8xP8Gp8 It’s one of those songs that you can immediately get addicted to. You are going to want to sing along with the chorus, and the song has the ability to make you move your feet.
“London Bridge” is the fourth song on the EP, and has a similar effect on the listener as “Cadillac Jack”, this band knows how to pull in the listener and keep them hooked throughout the whole song. I really enjoy both the vocals and the instruments on each and every track.
“Blow Out”, the final song on the EP has to be mentioned, considering I really enjoyed it from the first line of the song until the very end. This song ties as my favourite with “Cadillac Jack”. Paul’s vocals are incredible on this song, and I am amazed by his vocal range. When you compare the acoustic version from “Lightning” to the electric version on “Thunder”, you can hear the differences in his vocals, and I can’t get enough of either track.
If you ask me, this EP deserves to be heard, I think everyone should get both of these EPs because it’s incredible to hear all the songs in both ways, both acoustic and electric.