Rebel’s Revolt is Brian Rock (lead vocals, guitar, bass), Tylar Stienke (guitar), and Ethan Avery (drums). Brian Rock, founder of Rebel’s Revolt, has been in and out of many smaller rock bands, all over the pacific northwest region of the United States and Nevada.
While the band does not currently have an entire album available, they do have a ReverbNation page, providing free listening of their songs, lyrics included. That being said, I reviewed two of the songs, “Freak Town” and “Anything Will Do”. I couldn’t have picked two songs, with such opposite moods, but both gave a sense of extreme circumstances.
The first, “Freak Town”, a grunge-type song, with an obvious influence reminiscent of 80′s metal, carries the torch that many metal heads have carried in honor of one of everybody’s favorite past times…Sex. Want to know what I mean? Take a look at Verse 1 in the lyrics.
Verse 1 of “Freak Town”
I got it bad, it’s a fever from Freak Town
Another degree, rising higher than any round
She pops it hotter than a chopper on overload
‘N ya know it’s tough to pull it, when she’s screaming, she’s comin’ more
Whew! That was intense!!
The second song, “Anything Will Do”, puts the listener in the mindset of someone who’s undoubtedly at the end of his rope. Yet, on the other hand, the lyrics could even be interpreted from the point of view of a soldier at war. I suppose, being a homeless man who’s trying to survive on the mean city streets and being a soldier at war, might feel really similar. Either way, in today’s tough economic climate and the ongoing concern among citizens over the many wars happening overseas, the song has a niche among many in today’s society.
The second verse to “Anything Will Do”:
You know, I bet it’s beautiful, the way the sun rise would kiss these cliffs
But, right now, it’s horrible
I got a funny feeling, that death haunts these cliffs
You know, it’s unimaginable, the way you can’t hear a soul out here
But, someone’s saying to me, “Hey, keep on your walkin’, boy. You don’t wanna fall asleep here, cause it’s just so stone cold.”
Cold in the night, and it’s, “Left, right, left, right”
That’s all my sanity is saying to me
Wait, look, it’s a pair of headlights
Maybe, they’ll stop, and have some damn sympathy
By now, you may be wondering why I titled this article, stating the music of Rebel’s Revolt had a familiar style. Aside from the obvious 80′s-90′s metal influence I’d heard in these two songs, I located a video of Brian singing Bon Jovi’s “Wanted, Dead or Alive”. The video features just Brian and an acoustic guitar. I found that the video clearly showed the vocal talent that Brian possesses, and the level of potential that talent brings to Rebel’s Revolt. View the video, below.
So, for the ones who love that gritty rock, with an 80′s metal undertone, and who would like to check out the music of Brian Rock and Rebel’s Revolt, or knows they’re ready to add it to their playlist, visit the following websites.