Charm City Devils is a hard rock band from Baltimore, Maryland, and on September 19, 2014 they released their third studio album, Battles. Halestorm fans are highly encouraged to check out Charm City Devils, they will more than likely be very impressed.
There is not a theme with this album, but every single song has their own meaning and all of it sounds great. You have songs of all types, the ones for the parties, for the haters, the encouraging, ect. Its one hell of an album that doesn't exactly fit into a mold in any way. That's one of the many things that makes it great, though.
For us, the stand out tracks were, "Karma", and "Lying To Yourself."
"Karma" is just flat out saying "Karma's a bitch", and that things will come back to haunt you if you're doing something you shouldn't be.
Then "Lying to yourself", is when you're at your limit with someone. You've done all you could for them, and yet they're still failing. You can't save everyone, they have to want to help themselves first. "I'm just a man, you don't understand. I don't have all the answers, I'm doing the best I can. I thought you knew, I'm not gonna save you. If that's what you're expecting, you'll be lying to yourself."
Over all, Battles is an awesome album, and is highly worth checking out. You can get the album now on iTunes, and while you're at it, be sure to check Charm City Devils on all their social medias linked below. And if you really like what you hear, you can catch them live at the Free Fall Festival coming up on September 26, and the Rock Allegiance festival on October 10!
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