Go Time “Anything Could Happen” (LP)

Go Time’s new album, Anything Could Happen, is a raucous and wild ride through the vast expanse of the rock genre. The band, consisting of Scott Niekelski on Main Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards, Steve Grzenia on Percussion and Backing Vocals, Paul Schmidt on Guitar and Backing Vocals, and Mark Marketti on Bass Guitar, has delivered a tour de force that hits you like a freight train from the first note.

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From the opening track, “Waiting For Your Command,” Go Time takes you on a journey through the sonic landscape of rock n’ roll. The guitar riffs are heavy and catchy, the percussion is tight and driving, and the vocals soar with an urgency that demands your attention. It’s a sound that harkens back to the glory days of rock music, while still managing to feel fresh and vital. The album’s title track, “Anything Could Happen,” is a highlight. With its thumping bassline, catchy chorus, and explosive guitar solos, it’s a track that will get your heart racing and your head banging. The band’s energy is infectious, and you can’t help but feel swept up in the excitement of the music.

But it’s not all just bombast and bravado. Tracks like “Before It Goes Dark” and “Meaning Behind It” showcase the band’s ability to tap into deeper emotions. The lyrics are introspective and thoughtful, and the music takes on a more subdued tone. It’s a nice change of pace that adds depth to the album as a whole, and then there are tracks like “Rip Current” and “Exit Wounds,” which channel punk rock influences with their driving rhythms and fierce guitar work. These tracks are sure to get your blood pumping and your head banging.

Go Time’s musical prowess is on full display throughout the album. The guitar work is top-notch, with each riff and solo perfectly crafted to fit the songs. The rhythm section is tight and precise, driving the music forward with an unrelenting force. And Niekelski’s vocals are a force to be reckoned with, ranging from a gritty growl to a soaring falsetto.

Now, I know some of you out there might be skeptical of a band on their ninth album. But let me tell you, these guys still have it. They’ve honed their sound over the years, and Anything Could Happen is a testament to their longevity and commitment to the rock genre. It’s clear that Go Time is a band that knows what they’re doing. They’ve been at this for a while now, with Anything Could Happen being their ninth album. But there’s no sense of complacency or stagnation here. This is a band that is still pushing itself creatively and exploring new avenues within the rock genre, and that’s what makes this record so great. It’s not just one or two standout tracks; it’s a cohesive, well-crafted album that showcases the band’s musical prowess and emotional depth. These guys know how to rock, but they also know how to write songs that are both catchy and meaningful.

There are shades of punk, metal, and even pop in their sound, but it all comes together to create something that is distinctly Go Time. The album is a celebration of all that is great about rock music, from its rebellious spirit to its unbridled energy. And it’s a reminder that, despite what some naysayers may claim, rock music is still very much alive and well.

Mark Druery


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