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The Many Colored Death / Press

“Yet the combination of Brent Moore’s versatile vocal and guitar wailing, Preston Rodgers’ in-the-nick-of-time basslines and Shea Spence’s righteous drumming shouldn’t be passed up on any occasion.”

“Hard Rock Band of the Year: The Many Colored Death”

“The band threads the needle between hard rock, prog and stadium fare with songs that are earth-shaking yet possess focused, anthemic melodies.”

“Guitarist Brent Moore, bassist Preston Rodgers and drummer Shea Spence play as one organism throughout, breathing, barreling, moving together.”

“You’ll be innocently head-banging along to some good ol’ (but still masterful) hook-heavy rock, when later tracks (Repeating, Beating Heart, The Seraph, Bam) remind you those arena-ready tunes are coursing, pulsing along a progressive rock/metal backdrop, with chords as vivid as brushstrokes laid down within the boundaries of funky time signatures, stippled with syncopation on a painted mural.”

“Her nickname is “The Thundercat” and it’s a title she earned by turning heads across the Midwest as one third of the power trio, The Many Colored Death.”

“Seventeen gripping songs here and they're all keepers. These guys have a great sound and energy that could easily please millions of music fans. Yes, they're that good.”

“Arena-ready riffs (Fade Away, Rats) will keep listeners heads bobbing, and radio-ready hooks (To Fly,Beating Heart) will keep their mouths humming.”

“Lush guitars, a pounding rhythm section, and soaring vocals permeate the release, showcasing the band’s ability to meld their influences into a sound all their own.”

“Columbia power trio The Many Colored Death lives bravely in the space between prog-metal and accessible, arena-size anthems.”

“The band has internalized the aesthetic and influence of acts such as Black Sabbath, King’s X, Rush and Foo Fighters, then spun those elements out into a fresh new style.”

“Columbia’s mightiest power trio perches at a place where metal’s rough edges, Rush’s progginess and Foo Fighters’ supersize hooks mingle and mutate into something propulsive and glorious. This track, which sounds as if it could have been a hit in any arena-rock generation, is built from Brent Moore’s instantly memorable guitar riff.”

“When left to gladhanders and Daniel Plainview-like snake-oil salesmen, it can lead to misdirection and ruin. However, when passion springs up from a genuine place and genuine people, the resulting overflow can be the start of something special, of real and lasting momentum. It’s that sort of groundswell that is evident on “Revival,” a new locals-only compilation featuring 17 Columbia artists, including The Mojo Roots, Decadent Nation, We Live in Public, The Flood Brothers, Ghost in the Machine and The Many Colored Death. The record is the first physical product to come from a movement of musicians trying to preserve and promote a scene they deem valuable and underrated. The album is proof that this effort is achieving critical mass — and yielding musical mass that critics can approve.”

“What started as a Craigslist ad and a chance encounter has turned into one of Columbia’s last rock bands: The Many Colored Death.”

“At an intensity and volume that would fall between the hardest rock (diamonds) and metal, The Many Colored Death played a set of music that would take show goers' hearts and fast-pitch it against the back wall of The Bridge had ribcages not been developed. Forget turning it up to 11 — these guys took the volume knob and broke it right off. Wielding electric weapons of musical destruction, the three rockers (Moore, Preston Rodgers on bass and Shea Spence on drums) jammed with elements of both Coheed and Cambria and Sum 41. At times, Moore sounded exactly like Robert Plant. And despite the omnipresent cymbals and lack of any rests between notes (it was all loud, all the time), the vocals were easily discernible. Acoustics like that do not come around often. It's unclear what a many colored death would entail exactly. But if it involves anything resembling the raucous rawk no doubt still ringing in ears from last night, then it doesn't seem like such a bad way to go.”

““We’re feeling good tonight," Moore said. "‘Cause tonight’s a Monday night. And Monday nights are made for rockin’.””