Love Jupiter drops EP


Love Jupiter drops EP

Score: 4/5 Stars

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(New York) 4 piece Love Jupiter just released their latest EP entitled “1967” in 2014. The music of Love Jupiter strikes a chord at the core of what made 90’s hard rock so mesmerizing, fusing it with new frenetic style and creative exploration. Love Jupiter is: Matt Adamec – Vocals, Bass, Michael “Chickie” Ciulla – Vocals, Guitar, Bob DeRienzo – Drums, and Mark Goetz – Vocals, Guitar.

This is such a complex, amazing and dramatic CD what else can I say in the end? In fact it’s more than amazing and dramatic, it’s also extremely suspenseful and has a sad but true overtone. It has a very quirky-dark quality to it as well The intro track “Andrea Doria” and “I Can’t Touch You” gives you the impression as if you were in some kind of motion picture with its musical presence. The really vivid, yet emotional charged guitar/synth evolves into a great opener reminiscent of acts such as Joy Division, Green River, Screaming Trees and Pogada, John Linneli, Lemon Demon and Jonathan Coulton.

Love Jupiter headed up by vocalist Mark Goetz has a really strong tonal foundation coupled with heavy rhythms, intense sound effects and guitars with spaced out goodness vocally. The vocals from Goetz are well executed and the lyrics are to say the least interesting. It’s pretty diverse. Without a doubt, it’s impossible to deny the superiority of this band. The drums and the bass lines just help push the EP/album forward, and the vibe, if you pay attention carefully, has a really odd, mysterious, creepy, spacey sort of vibe to it. As the EP evolves it showcases some dramatic combinations of rhythm guitar fused with Prog Rock overtones on tracks like the masterpiece “I can’t Touch You” and mysterious “”Boom! 1967,” The live rocked out feel have an important role on all pieces as well. On many these tracks Goetz is clearly in charge of giving the mood assigned to each song. The addition of the well partitioned segments gives many song a hard rock touch.

My favorite track is by far “I Can’t Touch You.”

In conclusion, here’s a CD/EP release I’ve been dying to get my hands on for a while. I was just unable to stumble across it until today. It’s also very subliminal, and a grand concept that’s sure to get many peoples attention. From the production level, to the musicianship involved, “1967” by Love Jupiter” delivers in grand fashion.  With the advent of this artist/band to mainstream metal, with their superlative signature sound and trademark moniker, everything here works terrifically well. It will keep you in a state of positive wonderment from start to finish.

Rating 8/10 Stars


by Joshua Donald. Approved by Cyrus Rhodes.