Local hard-rock band Razer has quite the pedigree — the five-piece was founded by guitarist Paul Sullivan, bassist Chris Catero, and drummer Eric Bongiorno, all of whom were in Metal Blade act Wardog (Bongiorno also drums for Valley rock prodigy Nick Sterling). After nabbing guitarist Jeremy Graves and ex-Shift singer Chris Powers, Razer recorded and self-released Falling in Line, a sonic nod to bands like Alice in Chains and Stone Temple Pilots. With its thick metal riffs and catchy choruses, the album was impressive enough to make it onto Guitar World magazine's holiday list. Check out the band's live show for your sonic stocking stuffers.


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