MICHAEL GRANT & THE ASSASSINS - Always The Villain
SCORE - 79%
Who? The talent behind the great Endeverafter, that’s who. This one-man band album (aside from some drum tracks) is a diverse mix of modern rock, glam, punk/pop, hard rock and even some 80s vibes.
It is a bit all over the place, and it doesn’t match the sonic or musical intensity of his previous band, but it does offer some interesting musical left turns and some decent riff driven harmonies.
There are a few really good moody rockers on here with a depth of melody not always heard in this style.
Production is a bit raw and the vocals aren’t standard fare, but overall I like it.