Ben Draiman is my kind of guy. Not only is he a musician that writes so personally regarding what means most to him, but to the world as well. For those who do not know, Ben also has a ‘day career’ in the psych field, and works tirelessly to make this world a better place for those in need. “Another Perfect Storm” is a true extension of himself in that very manner. It carries a beautiful uniqueness that provides listeners a much needed break in what is becoming a very jaded industry.
Unlike Ben Draiman’s 2011 EP, “The Past Is Not Far Beyond,” “Another Perfect Storm” takes a different approach. For one, the record brings forth a rock guitar and vocal hook oriented sound while still featuring Ben’s beautiful piano melodies that his fans have grown accustomed to over the years. The album itself shows much maturity and features songs powerful enough to reach the inner depths of your soul. What I love about “Another Perfect Storm” is that it challenges you to think, and most of all, feel.
Ben Draiman’s voice does resemble that of his brothers, David Draiman of Disturbed, but as far as any other comparisons, that is where it ends. With “Another Perfect Storm,” Ben offers up 11 exquisitely arranged tracks that stylistically are unalike to the musical creations by Disturbed. “Another Perfect Storm” is a record that Ben should be proud to not only call his own, but as living proof that as an artist in the rock realm, one can still develop something modern whilst not giving into the conformity that we all know exists.
Ben Draiman, despite his brother, remains an independent musician, and people such as Ben deserve your support. As a musician myself, I highly respect what Ben does and knows what it is like to fight for every piece of recognition you receive. “Another Perfect Storm” goes live on January 15th, 2015, and $20.00 for the limited, autographed, physical copy of the album is well worth the price of admission.
Please help support Ben Draiman by heading over to http://bendraiman.com/store to pre-order “Another Perfect Storm.”