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  • Writer's pictureGarcia


Hailing from Sioux Falls, SD, Shock Value emerges as a dynamic pop punk-rock group. Infused with captivating tunes, irresistible hooks, and high-octane shows, Shock Value has cultivated a devoted fan base and stands ready to create ripples in the realm of pop punk. Lead vocalist Nick Bader, rhythm guitarist Nick Roach, lead guitarist Matt Rice, bassist Corey Gross, and drummer Zach Dresch came together to establish the band.

The highly anticipated album of the year, "When Lightening Strikes," by Shock Value, has made its triumphant entry. This quintet has been steadily ascending in the world of punk-rock music, exhibiting an unwavering momentum. Their latest hit possesses an infectious, psychedelic quality, radiating an exuberant energy. The songs delves into the complexities of evolving genres and confronting real-life obstacles. Strangely captivating, the album induces a desire to dance while maintaining an introspective mood, encouraging both hip-shaking and poignant reflection. This masterpiece is bound to find a spot in your daily playlist, offering compositions that resonate with a wide audience. Personally, I felt a strong connection to the vocals, instrumentals, and contemplative delivery.

Undeniably, these musicians march to the rhythm of their own creation. In this context, "When Lightening Strikes" serves as the anthem of choice. The underlying truth in this sentiment may deeply resonate with some listeners, imbuing the song with even greater significance. In the present era, pursuing one's dreams, regardless of their audacity, has become a universal pursuit. Each of us faces our own daily challenges, and the songs underscore our potential to conquer them. This catchily titled piece embodies the signature Shock Value sound, with ethereal vocals and a much-needed blend of guitar, drums, and bass that enriches your life in unexpected ways.

The Shock Value consistently lives up to expectations with their releases, and "When Lightening Strikes" solidifies this reputation. The ten-track album, complemented by a captivating "Rockstar" visuals, delves into authentic themes. Deciding the merit of someone's chosen lifestyle isn't within anyone's jurisdiction. Hailing from Sioux, USA, these artists offer an album that's universally enjoyable – a testament to their brilliance. Don't miss the opportunity to immerse yourself in Shock Value's latest musical endeavor, "When Lightening Strikes."

Garcia Penned 🖊️


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