INITIALLY, I wanted to share an article I wrote about the Afterimage band. Oh yes, they’re back! But if I did, nobody’s going to buy Top 40 Hits and Most Requested Songs anymore. I wouldn’t want that to happen because the editor’s a good friend.
I was a big fan of the band back in the 90s and I loved their songs such as “Next In Line,” “Tag-Ulan” and “Habang May Buhay.” Now I’m no longer that big a fan. I’ve turned into a mammoth fan! Blame the band’s current album entitled “Our Place Under The Sun” which contains 12 songs.
As usual, Afterimage’s music is still rock laden but there’s something new in their instrumentation. According to vocalist Wency Cornejo, a radio jock has categorized their music as “positive rock.” I don’t know what that means but positive their songs really are.
Afterimage dropped by 103.5 Max FM recently to perform live in the station’s Saturday program, Tunog Kalye. I got a firsthand experience of their new offering. I especially like the songs “Brightest Day” and “Musikero,” the album’s carrier single. Instead of Wency on vocals, bassist Niño Messina took the honor of lending his voice in the former song. His voice reminded me of Adam Levine.
It’s about time the bands of yesterday come back to inject a variety in the music scene. I don’t mean to be offensive but a lot of young Filipino bands today sound alike. I can’t differentiate their music not to mention their voices. I miss the likes of Alamid, Rockstar, The Teeth, and even Orient Pearl.