If you’ve sensed Folk-Americana bands have become American’s little radio darlings- we would say you’re right. What happened to the late-1990s hard rock movement when bands like Staind, Godsmack and Korn shoved the grunge scene back to its underground hole in the North West?

If you’re craving a revival of hard rock, gritty rhythmic guitar and lyrics that explore the darker side of the soul, then we have a band for you. Meet Southern California’s Bravo Delta.

Influences from the one-and-only Foo Fighters and Breaking Benjamin spurred this band’s modern rock sound. Their second EP, Shutdown Sequence- released at the end of March- was 100 percent funded by their fans thanks to Kickstarter. After a listen, we say this band is inventive, loud and methodical and delivers lyrics that sink deep inside your head.

Lead singer, Brandon Davis started Bravo Delta because of his passion to write. It was his vision that convinced guitarist Andy Ingraham, drummer Scott Decker and bassist Ryan Flores to join the band in 2011. Their first EP Sunset Wasteland was released February 2012 to favorable reviews and the band toured most of last year before returning to the studio to complete its latest five tracks for Shutdown Sequence.

The EP opens with its first singe: “From Design to Disease.” When Ingraham strikes the first cord, the guitar riffs vibrate straight through you. Davis delivers poetic lyrics that take you down the road of human nature. The song’s poetry gives way to Davis’s deep vocal range that surprises and bestows the song with new complexity. The tone of the fourth track, “Moonchild” is lighter and although the lyrics are portrayed on the dreary side, the band’s harmony and chorus let you experience slivers of hope.

Hear the tracks for yourself- visit the band’s website and take a peek at the lyric page to truly understand Davis’s commitment to keep pen to paper. If you like what you hear, don’t miss Bravo Delta on tour. Salt Lake City, Denver, Tulsa are the next three cities on the list.

And, one more thing- if you’re looking for more progressive rock n’ roll, don’t think Bravo Delta is Davis’s only project. Davis and Bravo Delta’s Bassist, Flores, P.O.D.’s Marcos Curiel and Ernie Longoria from San Diego’s Sprung Monkey make up The Accident Experiment.

By Alicia