Melodic, powerful rock

'To Whom It May Concern' sports relaxed, melodic rock that's not ashamed to sport finely tuned vocals and well-produced harmonies. Million Dead have the passion and venom of every young, discontented rock band out there, but they craft it into something positive and resonant.

'To Whom It May Concern' is a dynamic, sunny ride through smooth rock that ends surprisingly in a choir, albeit one singing, "I'm only working here cuz I need the fucking money". The most hardcore thing about this track is the jerky, soaring vocals that have a hint of punk dissatisfaction in them. The lyrics spill out the story that anyone can empathise with about working in a menial job to earn your upkeep, afterall we'd all love to be in a rock band, but not many of us could create such smart and unique records as Million Dead. I was expecting another Hell is For Heroes, but Million Dead don't feel the need to shout as they can create energetic tunes and match harmonies to create something altogether far more eloquent.

'To Whom It May Concern' is another one of those ever-so popular download only singles, so there isn't really a B-side in the classic sense, but 'I Gave My Eyes To Stevie Wonder' is available to download alongside it to complete the package. This second track is more of a throwback to my initial expectations; the guitars race away into a chorus of heavy riffs and the vocals burst out like a greyhound from a trap, but with all the anger of several chained bears. It's full of pith and vitriol and definitely a worthy companion to 'To Whom It May Concern', in fact many of your metal fans out there may fancy it as a stronger tune.