Knocking with Your Elbows
After 2.5 albums in 4 years, AfterBurn has quickly transformed into an unsigned crowd pleaser with songs that have comfortably matured. Their second full length album Knocking With Your Elbows shows their updated priorities, from head banging to moving hearts. Yes, the uplifting, snarling guitars that permeate “All Gave Some,” “Climbing the Walls,” and “Knocking With Your Elbows” speak of their sharpened rock and roll pedigree. It is singer Rich Apps and lead guitarist Joe Martin’s melodious thunderstorm that is both crushing and refreshing; songs like “Accelerator,” “Maybe We Should,” and the album closer and previously released single “Open Road Confession” that firmly secures their place in the melodic hard rock universe.