Some might say that Projected shares a slight comparison to the Foo Fighters, but I disagree. Projected have their own unique voice with a story to tell. For those of you who are unaware, Projected are made up from members of Sevendust, AlterBridge, and Creed; who knew that a super-group would be born. Where others have failed, Projected have most definitely conquered.
This all started when Sevendust guitarist John Connolly and bassist Vinnie Hornsby got together with Creed/Alter Bridge drummer Scott Phillips and Creed/Tremonti Project guitarist Eric Friedman.
The band’s debut album, Human, takes you on a lyrically perfect trip down to hell and back with plenty of muscle which never backs down with its strong melodies, solid rhythm section and bad-ass riffs. Connolly definitely holds his own as front man with his unique rich vocals which was a great transition for him.
The album lures you into a false sense of security with the first instrumental track ‘Into’ before BAM!……a hit to the face with ‘HELLo’ with its driving force rhythm section dragging you deeper than you could of ever imagined.
This brings you to the album’s first single, ‘Watch It Burn’ which feels like a fire burning deep inside that you can’t put out with its amazingly exceptional guitar work.
‘So Low’ maintains the pace of this album and will not let you go.
Sevendust vocalist Lajon Witherspoon adds a bit of punch to ‘Bring You Back’ while it lowers the pace just enough to lure you back into that false sense of security right before the next barrage.
Connolly’s vocals on ‘12804’ really connect on this Dimebag Darrell tribute which is a heartfelt and sincere tribute to their dear late friend.
Track by track this album has no intention of backing down from its infectious hooks to Phillips epic drum beating to E Rock’s added touch to the bands voice with perfectly placed counter-melodies.
I admit, I had low expectations for this ‘super-group’ but they have totally proved me wrong and delivered this unique masterpiece which will certainly go down in the history books. I recommend you go and bag yourself a copy now, you won’t regret it.