By Frank Myers (Opinion Nation)
Artist: Masked Intruder
Release Date: 5/27/14
Back in 2012, our hearts and attention were stolen by a group of four guys who had just gotten out of prison. Whether released on good behavior or a successful escape is still unsure! The guys I am talking about are Masked Intruder if you were unaware. Having broken out and stolen our hearts and attention already, they have returned to do it again with their newest album, M.I.
After their self titled first release, most if not all of their fans questioned their ability to be able to keep up with the amazing things they pulled off. The first album was full of witty lyrics, awesome guitar, bass, and drum tracks, and the harmonizing was just impeccable. Even I myself was very doubtful that they could ever put something else out worth listening to after coming on so strong with their debut release.
Well, about a week ago, M.I. was released and it was time for the fans to see if their doubts were valid. After hearing the first single “Most Beautiful Girl,” I will admit I was becoming less enthused and less hopeful on the outcome of what I was going to hear. After sitting and listening to the new album three times straight when I got it, I was disappointed, but only in myself and the fact that I wasn’t expecting anything great. Masked Intruder somehow was able to put together a follow up album that was actually almost as good as the piece of gold they have us back in 2012. I will not say it is as good, but it is damn close and I have listened to over 12 times within a week! If you are a fan of the first album and putting off listening to the new one for fear of disappointment,
I will tell you to go into listening to it with that attitude because on first listen you will be mad at yourself for doubting them. I know I was. If you have never heard them before, you definitely have to give these guys a listen, they are a great shot of originality and fun in the vein of punk rock today!! So, get online and buy yourself a copy of M.I. You won’t regret it.