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Rock: Psychedelic Moods: Type: Lyrical Rock: Album Rock

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Black River Sanction

Black River Sanction is not your average band. It is the original artistic creation of Howard Lawrence, a solo artist—songwriter, musician and conceptualist—who calls his unique brand of music Alternative Rock Theatre. By blending influences from classic rock, progressive rock, art rock and psychedelia with those of experimental contemporary acts, Black River Sanction produces music that is quite novel and simply doesn't fit neatly into any existing genre. The band relies heavily on mood and textures to create a jazzy, rocking sound that propels its darkly humorous, edgy lyrics deep into the listener's consciousness.

With so many contemporary major label artists focused on producing the next chart-topping single, sometimes a discerning music listener has to go outside the mainstream to find independent artists who still believe in the sanctity of the full-length album. Black River Sanction is one of those artists who has made it its mission to produce complex, theatrical concept albums that challenge the music listener. The product of this intense focus so far are two ambitious albums of considerable depth: The Enemy Inside and Running After Midnight. BRS is presently at work on its third full-length album, Shock Therapy, which promises to be the band's most eclectic sounding work.

If you're like this merry band of misfits and enjoy imaginative, brain-altering music, you'll want to add these albums to your music library. With their tracks linked conceptually and thematically, The Enemy Inside and Running After Midnight channel the band's primary musical influences into a style all its own.