Moral Defect - Howl at the Moon - 5-21-12
Jena Ardell Moral Defect
Howl at the Moon
Overheard in the crowd: "That was the sickest cover of "In Da Club" I've ever heard!"
At Howl at the Moon last night, local group Moral Defect delivered energetic hip-hop rock infused with heavy metal solos and funk guitar. A mixed crowd of friends and fans sang along to their older jams and bobbed their heads in synchrony during new, unreleased songs.
Throughout the show, lead singer Jason T. Walters (formerly of Tears of Joy) used a plethora of foot pedals to create vocal effects in songs like "Loss for Words" and "Program Director." Their one cover was 50 Cent's "In Da Club"; not singing along was impossible.
Jena Ardell Pengus Khan and Joe Rockerfella of Moral Defect.
A lot of their lyrics included drug and alcohol references, but Walters reached a little deeper on songs like "Wake Up:"
You keeping up with the Kardashians
People get their brains bashed in
Smashed in, politicians cash in
Children starve to death but your ass is overweight
While you're eating fast food they've got nothing on their plate...
We fight wars that nobody voted for
Kids in uniforms on their first and second tour
When it comes to creating a tight sound, these four guys have it down, but when it comes to creating alter-egos, not so much. Walters is also known as Preacher Pengus Khan, and then there's guitarist Kevin "Kitten" Saboe, bassist Joe Rockerfella and drummer Kyrt Diamond. Though the band is only six months old, its members have been on the scene for years.