After having been around for over ten years and playing alongside everyone from Taking Back Sunday and the Misfits to the Bouncing Souls and Bad Religion, New Jersey’s Lost In Society felt it was time for a new album. And so the trio headed for the studio with The Bouncing Souls guitarist Pete Steinkopf in tow as the producer, and didn’t come out until album number three was tucked firmly under a heavily tattooed arm.
“Modern Illusions” comes with eleven slabs of melodic punkrock with a rough edge that can be placed somewhere between The Living End, older Rise Against and even older Social D. Vocalist Zach Moyle has the kind of gruff, rapsy voice we like, even if mixing things up a little more in the vocal melodies wouldn’t hurt things. The same goes for most of the songs actually… while there is nothing inherently wrong with any of them, they do start to blend together after a while. I’m not saying these dudes need to change their sound. Nothing as major as that. The guitar solo that rips through “City” already goes a long way to set that song apart from the rest. Just spice it up a little bit more!