APOLLO UNDER FIRE--APOLLO UNDER FIRE (Cavigold Records LLC)
APOLLO UNDER FIRE consists of DONALD CARPENTER (vocals), PETER KLEET (guitar), JIMMY KWONG (guitar), STU COX (bass), and TOM COSTANZA (drums). They formed in 2014 and have just recently released their self-titled album. APOLLO UNDER FIRE is a softer rock band that put their heart soul into this album. GOTTA BELIEVE is a great opener that really shows off their musical styling. CARPENTER has vocals that just captivate you and bring you into the music. KLEET and KWONG both bring rhythmic guitars that complement COSTANZA’S drumming. WINGS bring you to a different kind of realizations, talking about how God and those good to us changed lives. AUF kind of reminds me of SWITCHFOOT in the way that they are connected to the Holy Spirit and have a stronger connection from within each other. AUF got their name from the Greek God Apollo and what he stood for; music, poetry, healing, and sun. Each song brings in each of those aspects that Apollo stood for. INSIDE YOU is a little heavier, strong drumming that is accompanied by pleasing bass from COX. REFUSE is another song that has resemblance to GAVIN DEGRAW’s I DON’T WANT TO BE, they put their own spin on it to make it fit into their album. WAIT talks about needing time to heal and help from those above to shine the light. Overall a good album to listen to when you need a pick-me up, it helps you connect on a deeper level.
Written By: Jackie Ryan
JUST A GIRL WHO LOVES MUSIC BEING CREATIVE AND WRITING, THAT IS HOW THE EAST COAST ROMPER BECAME WHAT IT IS FOR THE MODERN ROCK WORLD