As promised, I am review albums from the winners of the 5TH Annual Monster Entertainment Awards and this week’s album was from the winner of the Rock Album Of The Year in Bobaflex. The band won the award for their sixth studio album Anything That Moves which was released on July 17, 2o15. My introduction to the band came when I saw them open up for Nu Metal act Orgy back in January of this year. I was blown away by the band’s performance that I picked up the record. The thing about them that caught me was the fact that after a certain amount of songs in their set, Shaun McCoy switched to vocals while Marty McCoy switched to guitars. I had never seen anything like that in my life and it was cool. The band hails from West Virginia and is made up of Shaun McCoy (Guitars/Vocals), Marty McCoy (Guitars/Vocals), Dave Tipple (Guitars), Tommy Johnson (Drums), and Jymmy Tolland (Bass). As far as I could find out, the album has hit #17 on the Billboard Heetseekers Charts to date.
1. Burn Them All (Intro)– A cool intro from the band that has someone switching the radio dial.
2. Start A War– An in your face jam that proves these guys can bring the fury and 2 and the half minutes or so into the track, they prove they can slow it down and harmonize with the best of them 5/5
3. Lose Control– Another track on the album that proves these guys can throw down with the best of them as far as the harder edged material is concerned. The chorus for the track is amazing with the harmonies which is on point. 4.5/5
4. Dry Your Eyes– The Queen We Are Champions like intro to the track is one of my favorite part of their live show, but this track is more than that. It’s one of the most kick ass songs on the album and an awesome track to hear live. 5/5
5. Mama (Don’t Take My Drugs Away)– An absolute kick ass rock anthem from the band which is all about drug use. 5/5
6. A Spider In The Dark– A track that is on the lighter side where it starts off with clean channeled guitars before they rip it up with the electrics. The song is likely about a man who is heartless and destructive like a spider. 5/5
7. Show Me– A cool rock guitar riff with a sick bass line during the verses in a track that seems to be how two people don’t really mesh when they’re sober. 4/5
8. Objectified– Palm muting, power chords, and a killer chorus drive this hard charging track I have to agree with one reviewer because the song does feature elements of Papa Roach, Nickleback, Five Finger Death Punch, and even Avenged Sevenfold or at least you can hear it in the track. 4/5
9. Turn Me On– This is one of my favorite tracks on the record with it’s acoustic ballad like sound with some interesting lyrics. Usually bands would be singing about how depressed they are that their significant other has found someone else, but according to them it turns them on. Love it!!! 5/5
10. You Don’t Wanna Know– A track whose lyrics are very interesting to listen to. It almost explores the idea of someone whose demons control their lives, but don’t try to figure out what they are because some things are meant to be hidden. 5/5
11. Pray To The Devil– The track starts with a killer build up before the band kicks it into overdrive. If you like the heavier side of the band then this is the track for you. 4.5/5
12. End Of The World– A big revved up track that will have everyone headbanging for sure that has the same ferociousness as anything FFDP have done. 4.5/5
13. Forgiven– Some more fury and big metal like riffs drive the last song on the album with that machine gun like riffing. Three minutes in, listen to it as it features a very cool bass line with some cool guitar riffs. 4/5
My Final Thoughts– This is one of those records that is so addicting that as soon as you put it in, you can’t take it out. The songs sound just as amazing live as they do on this album and it leaves you wondering why aren’t these guys bigger than they are. There is a reason why this album won Rock album of the year and that is because it kicked ass and their fans kick ass too. I am going to give the album 4.6 stars out of five for a final grade because the lyrics are very poetic and the music is top notch.