ALEXSUCKS Is Rock’s Next Big Thing and ‘The Gutter’ Proves That

Ian Hansen

As I watched ALEXSUCKS perform their latest album, The Gutter at The Roxy in Los Angeles, just a day after its release, I couldn't help but be astounded by the sold-out crowd who knew every single song by heart. It confirmed what I had already known — this band is the real deal. There's an irresistible quality about their aesthetic, their audacious energy, and their ability to evoke a sense of nostalgia that brings a breath of fresh air to the music scene.

The first single off the album, “Can We Forget,” embodies the essence of what makes them great. The chorus, arguably my favorite of the year, showcases Alex's beautiful harmonies layered over captivating guitar melodies. What sets this band apart is their ability to create simple hooks that retain the same energy as the rest of the song, and this talent is evident in "6 Pack and Cigarettes," my personal favorite track from the project. The contrast between the vibrant guitar riffs and the electrifying chorus was nothing short of mesmerizing during their live performance.

Among the other standout moments on this album, "Not Enough" showcases one of Alex’s best vocal performance to date, while the outro track, "See You in Hell," bids us farewell with a stunning guitar riff and Alex's haunting repetition of the phrase, "I guess I'll see you in hell."

ALEXSUCKS stands out from other contemporary acts I've come across recently, and that's precisely why they are poised to conquer the music world this summer. I couldn't be more thrilled to witness what is to come.

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