Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Andrew Boss – Invincible

Andrew W.Boss hails from Salt Lake City in the USA, he has self-released his latest album Invincible that is said to transcend the rap metal tag; being equal parts rhymes, melody and pure brutality,

Boss has been recording since 2003, when he traded studio time for weed! Weaned on a musical diet of Metallica, Korn,Tupac, Beastie Boys, Mudvayne and the like, those who were different and special and willing to experiment outside of mainstream artists and sounds. Since then he completed half a dozen albums, both solo projects and projects with bands.  “I started out straight writing and recording hip hop, not really having a plan or any organisation, then I was in a band with my brother Flip for a while in Phoenix and really focused on the writing process and recording process,” Boss commented.

Recording for Invincible took place between Salt Lake City, Utah and Phoenix, Arizona where Boss’s drummer Cory Michalski lives, all the tracks were recorded and sent to Producer Jim Fogarty (Killswitch Engage, All That Remains, Shadows Fall, etc) in Westfield, Massachusetts.

“I would have loved to have shipped the whole band to Jim’s studio for a month but it wasn’t possible with our timeline,” said Boss. “But, I think it worked out better this way because I’m kinda anal about my work, and sending a song to Cory in Phoenix or Jim in MA, letting them work on it and finish it without me breathing down their necks probably worked out for the better. I think that working model helped us all grow, actually. It definitely shows in the way the album turned out.”

Invincible opens with ‘Avengers’,” and is followed by the first single, ‘Kleen’. “’Kleen’ is definitely a fan favourite, and it’s personal to me because it depicts my troubles with getting sober,” the singer stated. ‘Invincible’ itself features Chelsea Grin drummer Pablo Viveros guesting with Boss on drums, bass and guitars. “I met Pablo’s wife through my 9 to 5 a while back and she found out I was a musician and showed my stuff to him. We ended up hangin’ out at his studio when I was writing Invincible and he’s like, ‘I got this song I’ve been working on, you wanna use it?’ so I jumped on that. ‘Let Me Hear You’ is intended as a modern day anthem, while the pop- infused ‘Breaking Bridges’ features Poonhammer singer and Andrew’s older brother Adam, guesting with him on lead vocals.

You can check Andrew Boss’s Invincible out yourself by clicking here.

Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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