A.D.D. is back with their second full length album, “Core” (Pavement Entertainment). Lead by female vocalist Margaret Young, also known as Matilda Moon, the Chicago based hard rock band came together in 2002 and has since played with many of the biggest bands of the last two decades, such as KORN, Halestorm, Sevendust, Chevelle and Alterbridge as well as sold over 6,000 CDs independently and amassed over 4,000 digital downloads. Listening to “Core”, it’s easy to see why.
Young’s vocals remind me of the great Ann Wilson. With bandmates Dave Adams, Jeremy Sparta and Jason Delismon, this gives A.D.D. a unique sound. “Core” is hard rocking, but lyrically driven and easy to listen to.
I was impressed with the emotive lyrics. While some are angry, such as “Damn Thing”, where Young sings, “The days are longer/When the sleep is sound/I’m feeling stronger/Now that you’re not around/I don’t feel a damn thing,” the album as a whole still left me with a feeling of empowerment and strength.
“Core” is a cleansing, thought provoking album. As a woman, I hold higher standards for female lead hard rock bands. A.D.D. is one of a few on the scene now that I see worthy of being a household name. I’m more than impressed with this seasoned band and hope to see them do great things as they go on tour this year to promote “Core”.
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