• Tue. Feb 27th, 2024

Bong Returns to… Destroy All Humans!

Destroy All Humans is the latest release from Bong, the Vegas-based band featuring drummer Michael Maysonet and an ensemble of some of the most talented rockers in Sin City.

No one can deny the City of Las Vegas has no shortage of superb rockers, and Bong is one of the groups of recent memory taking the city by storm. Ever since I became an active concertgoer in Las Vegas, drummer Michael Maysonet is someone who’s always left an impression, not only behind the drum kit, but behind the art desk as well. The latest release from Bong, Destroy All Humans, not only features Maysonet’s drumming, but he also created the artwork for the release as well! The album also features a guest appearance from keyboardist extraordinaire Michael T. Ross (Lita Ford Band, Hardline, Raiding the Rock Vault).

The group is one that’s hard to classify because the influences come from all over the place, but let’s just say that’s a good thing. This “melting pot” of rock and roll continues to wow this headbanger, and it’s no surprise the group continues to leave a lasting impact on fans here in Sin City. Destroy All Humans continues the group’s foray into who knows how many different sounds. This record is a lot of different things, but boring is never one of them. In terms of style, I would liken what I hear on most of the record to classic 90s Stone Temple Pilots, but even that would be far too narrow of a generalization for how many diverse sounds the group crams into a mere 30-minute CD. If there’s one complaint it’s that it’s over too quickly, but I’m sure we’ll be getting more releases from these guys down the road!

You’d do well to check out Bong if you want a kick-ass rock and roll experience with elements from all over the place (in a good way). Support local Vegas rock, and don’t hesitate to pick this one up.

By Taylor Carlson

Taylor T Carlson Assistant Editor/Senior Staff Writer Taylor T. Carlson was born August 17, 1984, and has called the Vegas Valley home his entire life. A die-hard fan of classic rock and metal music, Taylor has been writing album and concert reviews since he was 16 years old, and continues to do so, having done well over 1,000 reviews. He is also a fan of video gaming and cinema, and has reviewed a number of games and films as well, old and new alike. His thorough and honest (some would say brutally honest) reviewing style has won him the respect of hundreds of music fans and musicians alike, both local and abroad, and the ire of just as many others. Despite being one of the youngest attendees at classic hard rock/metal shows around Vegas, he is also one of the most knowledgeable, having gained the unofficial nickname of “The Eddie Trunk of Las Vegas.” In addition to reviews, Taylor has written and self-published three books on classic hard rock bands, and is a regular participant in rock and roll trivia contests. Taylor also holds a masters degree in special education from the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), and has appeared on the hit History Channel television series Pawn Stars. His dream is to be able to one day make a living from writing music books and reviews.

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