Kaleido – Unbreakable
Release date: March 29, 2014
Record label: N/A
Kaleido is a Detroit, female fronted band that formed in December of 2011. They mix up rock and some pop-like melodies in their songs, and aren’t afraid to push the boundaries. In just two short years, they have made a huge impression in the music industry. Including Van’s Warped Tour, Rockstar Uproar Festival and opening for such bands like Kid Rock, Evanescence, Chevelle, Skid Row, Tesla and the list goes on. Talented singer Christina Chriss has sang the national anthem for the Detroit Tigers, Pistons and Red wings. Kaleido was even named the 2013 best band in Detroit by Real Detroit Weekly. So, keep that in mind if you decide to check these guys out.
A little bit about me and my experience, I was going to the Paperdolls Tour (The Nearly Deads [more on them soon] with City of the Weak) and they were on there. I wasn’t too sure about new bands, since I was just going for TND, but I came out with another top band. What brought me in was how interactive Christina was with the audience and with her bandmates (going as far as to standing on their backs). So, without further ado, I shall continue my review.
My favorite song off the album would have to be, a close call, but Watch me Walk Away. I kind of liked the sweet-like girl playing (and is!) victim. I loved how when she sings about what happened, she kind of projected implied this isn’t anything I did, you deal with your mistakes tone. Overall, it just really flows, you can see a story in there and most likely apply it to your everyday life.
My least favorite would have to be Gimmie Your Love. Not like there’s anything wrong with it in any kind of technical sense. It’s catchy and it’s super fun. However, as anyone who knows about my likes and dislikes, as I’ve said many, many, many times before, it is repetitive and I’m not a fan of that stuff. That’s the only negative thing that makes it less liked to me.
The album as a whole is like a great big party. It’s got a slow song, revenge songs, upbeat songs… everything. Nothing is overdone, when you listen to the album, you feel like you’re listening to a cohesive album, not one long song. Which is something that you come across too often.
So, with that being said, this album is getting a five-star rating. Why? Because this is my review and I said. But aside from that, with real lyrics, real emotion and the energy with the live shows… this is a band that you cannot miss. Even if you don’t like them, you really should give them at least one try. I guarantee you’ll be hooked.
You can buy Unbreakable on iTunes, Amazon or their website (see links below).
Christina Chriss - Vocals
Joey Fava - Drums
Cody Morales - Bass
Ronnie Rosolino - Guitar
Jamie Allen Burnham - Guitar