Modern Dissent is a rock band out of the great northwest. This five piece from has been together
since mid-2007, and released their first record in July of 2008. The record drips with a slightly dated, grunge/alternative
production that is more understandable coming from a Spokane, Washington band. It is certainly forgivable, though
I suspect that their live show would be more varied in sound than on this release. I hear The Blues trying to slip through on
occasion, but the production muddles it into something more generic, into a trip to mid-nineties sounds of Poor Old Lu or
Model Engine. The listener can still find a few bright spots, so hopefully their next release picks up on the promise that
is shown in songs like "The Highest, Holy Name."
- Review date: 2/9/09, written by Rob Tyson of Jesusfreakhideout.com