Shortly after I released Shift, I was emailed by a contributor to Divide and Conquer, an independent music review site. He had come across my album on Bandcamp and reached out to let me know he enjoyed it and asked if I would submit it to the site for review.
If you like the ‘90s alternative rock and grunge music made famous by bands like Nirvana, Foo Fighters and Soundgarden, then you’ll probably dig what The Parachute Dilemma (aka Dan Hauk) laid down on his debut.
The review was posted yesterday. It’s a very favorable review, but that’s also part of their thing. They only accept albums to critique which they find favorable, rather than wasting time “slamming an album when there are countless amounts of amazing albums being made”.
Regardless, it’s cool to see a critique of my album on another site. Plus it’s a nice ego boost for me that it’s favorable — not just overall, but specific things about the music, composition, and lyrics.
The words I thought were more subjective, darkly poetic and some of Hauk’s best.
The reviewer went through track by track and made some hard pitches to get readers to give the songs a listen.
“Antidote” is a tasty head-banging, dynamic and highly creative venture into the struggles of holding onto your youth while you realize that time is not your friend
If you haven’t listened to the album yet, maybe this will entice you.