Following up “Shots,” the first single off of their latest album, Battles, Charm City Devils have just released “Karma,” a darker track, both lyrically and musically. Hopefully, some good “karma” will be bestowed upon this hard-working, ass-kicking rock outfit, in the form of well-deserved radio play this time around.
Although “Shots” briefly cracked the Top 50 on the Active Rock radio chart, and received modest exposure on SiriusXM’s Octane, the song was still vastly under-appreciated by radio in general. The fact that this Baltimore quintet has been able to land opening slots with true hard rock legends – Slash, Ace Frehley & The Winery Dogs – speaks volumes about their talent. If there is such a thing as “karma,” radio will get behind this song, and help take CCD to the next level.
“Karma” opens with a cool, moody intro with haunting vocals before kicking into a perfect blend of anger and melody (think Metallica meets Bon Jovi with punk sensibilities). As the song progresses, the band displays their vocal harmony prowess.
Aside from being a great hard rock track, “Karma” also perfectly captures the feeling that we’ve all had at one time or another towards someone who has wronged us in any way.
With a driving rhythm and catchy chorus (that will undoubtedly have crowds singing in unison as they throw their fists in the air), “Karma” should, by all rights, become a staple on Active Rock radio now and into the New Year.