Artist: Full Molder
Full Molder's singer/guitarist/frontman, Jali Lin, has rock swagger to spare with grunge/punk anthems howling for "more more more." And if you wonder whether a drummer can keep time while standing on his drum stool, the answer is yes -- if it's Full Molder's drummer, Animal. Animal is everything a rock drummer should be: shirtless, tatted, he hits the skins hard, and crashes the cymbals early and often. (And his wingspan and hair makes the kit appear small, toy-like.) Animal aims for a high degree of difficulty and for the most part nails it (exception: cymbal casualty). Rocking out to Animal is bassist Rob who uses all 24 frets of his gorgeous cutaway bass, never settling for root notes, but not letting them get lost in the flourish. Full Molder is intimidatingly cool. But with their music, they invite you to bash it out with them. You leave spent, convinced you belong. And that's the secret of any good rock band. Full Molder is rock 'n' roll as it should be.
*** The author of this review, Bruce Sanders, plays the dollu for the following band: http://youtu.be/tMS73-1kCr8