Adelitas Way: Rick DeJesus (vocals, background vocals) Chris Iorio (guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, E-bow) Keith Wallen (guitar) Derek Johnston (bass guitar) Trevor Stafford (drums).Personnel: Brian Howes (vocals, guitar, keyboards) Johnny K (guitar, piano, keyboards) Stevie Blacke (strings, piano, keyboards) Robin Diaz (drums) Alec Cyganowski (background vocals).Audio Mixers: Chris Lord-Alge Neal Avron Mike Watts .Recording information: Groovemaster Studios, Chicago, IL Van Howes Studios, Vancouver, BC.Editor: Misha BC.Editographer: Travis BC.Edi Vegas-based Adelitas Way's polished, chrome-laden modern rock draws its water from the same angsty, aggro-well as bands like Hinder, Godsmack, Burn Halo, Avenged Sevenfold, and Three Days Grace. Bolstered by the admittedly infectious single "Invincible," which wound its way onto the pop culture carousel as the theme song for the weekly World Wrestling Entertainment Superstars show, the band's eponymous debut sizzles with rage, sex, and regret, occasionally veering into "pick yourself up and dust off your coat"-style self-improvement. Founder and lead singer Rick DeJesus sports a familiar, even-handed set of pipes that can go from full-throated metalcore scream to emo crooning at the drop of a needle, and the band kicks up enough noise to satisfy even the most dogmatic hard rock junkie. But Adelitas Way's focus is clearly on the commercial side of success, not the artistic, resulting in what feels more like a calling card than a lightning strike.
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