Continuing a legacy of championing the cause of the orphan, as well as good-old-fashioned rock and roll, Audio Adrenaline is back with a new lineup and a new album. You’ll notice more of a pop-pep in their step compared to previous versions and recordings of the band, but the foundations are still there. New front man Adam Agee (Stellar Kart) brings a brighter vocal and a crispy musical feel to Sound Of The Saints. This is most evident on “Love Was Stronger,” with a buoyant chorus and distinctly pop-driven melody. The streamlined sound is definitely aimed at a younger audience, as experienced on the opening track “Move”—but its ESPN highlight infused timbre will catch their core fans in addition to tunes “So Can I” and “World Changers.” Though this is a departure from their grittier, earlier works, producer Seth Mosley has crafted a collection that’s got a lot to love. Above all, the new editions intend to carry the torch for who and what Audio A has long stood for, and that’s a great thing.
Audio Adrenaline: ‘Sounds of the Saints’ album review
3.5 Overall Score