Sounds Like: Sevendust, Shinedown, Breaking Benjamin
Label: Twelve-23 Records
Bio: New Jersey's own Raftree is a alternative-rock metal band that infuses melodic rhythms with harmonic vocals and ferocious guitars to create a unique powerful blend that demands attention from both rock and metal enthusiasts alike.
Singer/songwriter Kenneth Raftree started as most musicians pla...See Full Bio
"The Long Way" is the debut from New Jersey’s Raftree. The band’s style fits in well with the contemporary sounds heard on local radio stations like WDHA and fellow American hard rockers Three Days Grace, Sevendust, to harder edgier sounds of Godsmack on album opener ‘What I Say’ with its accenting guitar leads. The harder guitars continue into ‘All The Time’, getting switched out for more melodic verses and chorus allowing Ken’s (Raftree) vocal and the backing harmonies to be the focus. I like the building riff at the beginning of ‘Rage’ as it carries throughout contrasting with the melodic chorus, and the solo works well. Maybe at first the influence of Nickelback can be heard in the riffing for ‘Over And Over’ but given Ken’s tone and the backing vocals and how they arrange the music around a chorus its more themselves.
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