Friday, February 6, 2009

A band a day...Janus

Chicago is back on the map.

You've got Chevelle, Fall Out Boy, Deep Dish Pizza, and the 44th and current President of the United States Barack Obama.

Janus gives Chicago a taste of the future with their brand of post-modern alternative metal.

Janus is:
David Scotney (Vocals)
Mike Tyranski (Guitar)
Alan Quitman (Bass)
Johnny Salazar (Drums)

Janus was formed in 2004. They've been slowly but surely gaining a reputation in the Chicago scene. Enter last year's Red Right Return. Red Right Return has been received so well that they showcased for major labels last month (such as Virgin and Mercury).

Janus can be compared to the Deftones, 30 Seconds to Mars, and Tool. Catchy hooks, intense lyrics, and heavy riffs aren't simply what this band offers. It's an entire experience that engulfs your attention. Red Right Return is an easy listen at 10 tracks, and at the same time, it's very challenging.

My personal favorite song is "If I Were You" a song that you'll be humming in your sleep.

If you love Chicago, you'll love Janus.

They have better hair than this guy.

Here are the songs Pick Your Prize and The Nerve.

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