Remember the ’80s heavy metal scene? The drunken debauchery? The sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll? When men dressed up like women, and women dressed up like the girl your mother warned you about? Well now, so many years later, the long hair has turned gray or perhaps fallen out completely, the girl your mother warned you about is, well, your mom, and even Gene Simmons proclaims that rock is dead while many reluctant rockers concede to agree.
But maybe it’s just sleeping. Maybe it’s waiting for a really good band to come along and kick it in the ass…
Against The Ordinary hail from Corona, CA. Though the members are just on the verge of saying goodbye to their teenage years, they manage to righteously pay homage to 45 years of rock ‘n’ roll. Continue below for more on the band and to see a video of them playing live.
Musically, the band is most reminiscent of Motley Crue and Alice Cooper, with some dirty hooks and guitar that can go from sultry to blistering. Stand out songs from their recently released EP recordings include rockers “Walk Away” and “Unsane Mind.”
But don’t dismiss these guys as your mom’s heavy metal. Against the Ordinary manages to immerse all the depravity of the ’80s with the timeless riffs of the ’70s and somehow make all that is old new again, proving they have what it takes to bring this genre into the 21st century.
Those interested in hearing and seeing more from the band can catch them live at the M15 Bar and Grill in Corona on Saturday, January 17 at 7 PM. They will be opening for the legendary Lita Ford.
Gene Simmons says rock is dead. I think it’s alive and well and living in Corona, CA.