Support Local Journalism, Join the SA Current Press Club.

Memory of a Melody: Things That Make You Scream 

click to enlarge 1229600.jpg

San Antonio has never had a dearth of talent, but few bands have possessed the potential to break into national or international consciousness the way Memory of a Melody does. Scream, their debut full-length, is a demonstration of how a band that is obviously influenced by mainstream happenings in rock music can take a cue from the radio bands without sacrificing their own identity. Though Memory of a Melody scores few points towards the evolution of rock music, they masterfully attack the blandness of modern radio-rock with a drive and ferity not unlike Killswitch Engage or All That Remains. The result pummels, thrashes, and (pardon the expression) is so engaging that, in a just world, this would be huge on 99.5 KISS. It's also worth mentioning that the design and packaging on the physical CD is among the best I've ever seen on a self-release, on par with Autocratopolis, by the Dallas band Urizen. In terms of both musical and visual quality, Things That Make You Scream easily smokes most major-label releases. Catch the CD release party at Backstage Live (1305 E Houston) on November 11 with Nothing More, Our Waking Hour, and Dance Like Robots.

★★★ 1/2 (out of 5 stars)

Tags:

Support Local Journalism.
Join the San Antonio Current Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the San Antonio Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

More by Gonzalo E. Pozo

Read the Digital Print Issue

September 22nd, 2021

View more issues

Newsletters

Join SA Current Newsletters

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar

© 2021 San Antonio Current

Website powered by Foundation