Mad Anthony walks into a bar, starts to play its 2014 album, Sank For Days, and then: a) magnetic frontman Ringo Jones’s growling, seductive voice leaves everyone swooning; b) every window is blown out by the sheer force of their multi-genre-influenced Rock & Roll sound; c) everyone inside is mesmerized by the sonic diversity and musical mastery this Cincinnati band — and multiple Cincinnati Entertainment Awards nominee — demonstrates; or d) all of the above and more. We don’t need to tell you the answer. We will tell you, however, that Sank For Days is a powerful representation of the hard-touring trio, which takes a cue from its lyrics on the driving “Turn It On” and pushes itself into the next level of serious Rock with each of the six songs on the recording. Thematically, the lead single, “Sank For Days,” speaks to the group members’ resilience, having experienced a serious van accident while on tour in 2013.
YOU’LL DIG IT IF YOU DIG: Queens of the Stone Age, Eagles of Death Metal, The Afghan Whigs, Crash Test Dummies. (LS)