Sunday, December 6, 2009

REVIEW: The Jacob Conspiracy - Self Titled

Forming in Luxembourg in November of 2008, The Jacob Conspiracy has taken Europe by storm. The four-piece band has recently recorded a demo album at Charles Stoltz’ studio in Luxembourg-city. Their signature rock/pop sound is derived from a variety of rock influence ranging from Led Zeppelin to Incubus.

The Jacob Conspiracy’s self titled demo opens up with No Reason, a progressive rock song that shows the more punk side of the group. This track has driving drums and bass with a catchy chorus.

The second track, Cigarette and a Drink, has a more alternative feel complete with tons of emotion. Cigarette and a Drink shows The Jacob Conspiracy’s similarities to bands like Jet and Third Eye Blind.

Devil’s Smoke is kind of a biker, hard rock, jam song that surprisingly brings to mind such acts as the B-52s, Blind Melon and The White Stripes.

The CD finishes off with Turn the Page, which has more of a 90s-era rock feel. Kind of a mix between the styles of The Stone Temple Pilots and The Goo Goo Dolls.

Overall, this is quite an enjoyable demo. I only hope to hear a full length album from these guys in the near future. Make sure to check out The Jacob Conspiracy live if you’re in the neighborhood of Luxembourg, Belgium, Germany, Austria, The Netherlands or France.

3.5 out of 5 stars

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