DEAD FISH HANDSHAKE
ACROSS STATE LINES
Dead Fish Handshake have picked an odd moniker for a band name, yet there’s nothing odd about this quartet’s blend of commercial hard rock as heard on ACROSS STATE LINES. This act’s inaugural six-track offering follows the blueprints developed by the likes of Daughtry, Shinedown, and Alter Bridge, resulting in a batch of tunes that switch up between moody southern rock (“Changes”) and straightforward riff heavy modern rock (“Black and Blue”). Don’t expect a lot of surprises from Dead Fish Handshake, just a durable slab of bittersweet hard rock inspired by the most successful artists in the genre.