Sanctus Real

Say It Loud

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Say It Loud is the debut opus from Toledo Ohio's' Sanctus Real. Produced by rock veteran Pete Stewart, this debut is a proclamation of edgy modern rock meeting energy-bursts from front to end. Cuts like "Captains Chair" and the title track are straightforward rock ventures that boast meaty guitar hooks and driving rhythms reflecting the flavor of the disc's heavier moments. On the flip side, tunes like "Hey Wait" and "After Today" present the band's lighter side in a flattering light. Each tune is a radio-ready power ballad that exhibits the same potency as bands like the Elms and Audio Adrenaline. Throughout the disc vocalist Matt Hammitt is sterling, while guitarist Chris Rohman delivers potent riffs throughout, offering memorable hooks and rock bravado. Say It Loud is a solid debut from a Midwest powerhouse that seems to have found the groove.

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