Sunday, July 17, 2016

Song Of The Week: 7/17/16

Song: "Ordinary"

Artist: Like A Storm

Album: "Awaken The Fire"

Year: 2015

Place Of Origin: Auckland, New Zealand

Years Active: 2005-present


"Ordinary" appears to be about being sick of being stuck in a life that just doesn't seem to be going anywhere and the surroundings and moments are always the same. Nothing ever seems to change for the vocalist. Though he wants to get out of his situation and his environment, he seems confined by the fact that as boring and ordinary as his life is, it's also all he knows. He seems to want help from someone to possibly give him the nudge or point him in a different direction to spark a fire in him to change his surroundings and his life.

LIKE A STORM DISCOGRAPHY (Full length albums only):

2009 - The End Of The Beginning (Prospect Park/Rasputin Records)
2013 - Worlds Collide: Live From The Ends Of The Earth (Fatal Records)
2015 - Awaken The Fire (Another Century Records)


Like A Storm formed as a band back in 2005, hailing from New Zealand. Formed by brothers Chris, Matt and Kent Brooks, the guys knew almost immediately that they had a chemistry and became super serious about moving forward with their band. They also knew that in order for them to have success, they had to move to North America and leave their homeland behind. Setting up shop in Canada, the band released their debut album, "The End Of The Beginning", in 2009. The album entered the Billboard New Artist chart at #61 and the band was invited to open up for Creed on their "Full Circle" tour. The band released a few EP's next, 2011's "Like A Storm Unplugged" and 2012's "Chaos Theory" followed by the live album, "Worlds Collide", which featured a live cd from North America and a live acoustic cd from their native New Zealand. In 2015 the band dropped their second full length studio album, "Awaken The Fire". This album featured three singles that peaked in the top 25 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart, "Love The Way You Hate Me" (#21), "Become The Enemy" (#11) and "Wish You Hell" (#17). The band most recently toured Europe in support of "Awaken The Fire". Like A Storm is a mainstream rock outfit, you could say post grunge or hard rock. If you like bands in the ilk of Smile Empty Soul, Fuel, Three Days Grace, Trapt or 12 Stones then you'd most likely enjoy the sound of Like A Storm. Both of their albums have charted and have had success and the band has shared the stage with many big mainstream rock acts including Alter Bridge, Korn, Creed, Shinedown, Puddle Of Mudd, Staind, Drowning Pool and Three Days Grace. Not sure if I expect anything new from the band in 2016, but would not be surprised to see the band put forth new material sooner rather than later.


1. Love The Way You Hate Me
2. Become The Enemy
3. Wish You Hell
4. Chemical Infatuation
5. Lie To Me
6. Gangster's Paradise (Coolio cover)
7. Break Free
8. Just Save Me
9. Never Surrender
10. Change Tomorrow

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