The Treatment – Generation Me – CD Review

The Treatment – Generation Me – CD Review

4th February 2016 0 By Jon Deaux

This is The Treaments 3rd album & is the first to feature new members, Mitchell Emms (who some of you may recognise from the BBC TV program The Voice)on vocals & Tao Grey on guitar.

New single Let It Begin is also the 1st track on the album & what an absolute belter it is too. Sonically, it’s the same full on attack that you would expect from the band. It’s the vocal delivery which is different & it works really well.

Gone is the gristle & in comes leaner, cleaner sounding vocal.  Mitchell Emms is not just good, but he’s really good. He works so well with the low down & dirty hard rock the boys churn out.

It’s almost as if you can tell these guys have been to the gym as they’re sounding so much tighter than they have ever done.

New boy Tao Grey seems to have helped the guys refine their sound & adds a new level of punk style riffing.

The production & the mixing of this album is good as it’s produced by Laurie Mansworth, mixed by Tony Newton and mastered by Ade Emsley.

‘Bloodsucker’ is a personal favorite on the album. It’s a full on assault on the senses & a good rocker of a tune. This should be the next single in my opinion

The main gripe I have are 2 tracks on the album.

Backseat Heartbeat which is more suited to a boy band than a hard rock act. It slows down the pace of the album unnecessarily. Just as you’re getting used to a pummeling by this album it slows the pace down.

The record does try to gain back the momentum of the 1st half but struggles.

Then there’s the last track on the album Light The Sun & it’s not a bad thing that this is the last rack on the album. Had it been the 1st track on the record I would’ve binned it. It’s lack lustre & almost as if the band had run out of steam & thought they’d add it as a filler track. Mitchells vocal delivery is no way as strong as it is on the rest of the album & I hope this isn’t a sign of what his live performance will be with the band.

I’d be interested to hear what tracks didn’t make the cut & if the label had a say in having 2 commercial sounding tracks instead of the full on rockers that the rest of the album is full of.

Sadly this album isn’t all killer as it starts, it does have some filler which is such a shame.

The 9 remaining tracks are good. Plenty of material to keep old & new fans happy.

For fans of AC/DC, The Answer, Hoobastank, Green Day & Black Stone Cherry

Mitchel Emms – Vocals
Tagore Grey – Guitar
Tao Grey – Guitar
Dhani Mansworth – Drums
Rick ‘Swoggle’ Newman – Bass


SCORE 7/10


The treatment will be on tour to promote this release.

With special guests

Norwich – Waterfront
Wednesday 27th April 2016

Tickets: £10 advance
Box Office: 01603 632717
Book Online:
139 King Street, Norwich, NR1 1QH

Birmingham – The Oobleck
Friday 29th April 2016

Tickets: £10 advance
Box Office: 08444 77 1000
Book Online:
The Custard Factory, Digbeth, Birmingham, B9 4AA

Cardiff – Clwb Ifor Bach
Saturday 30th April 2016

Tickets: £10 advance
Box Office: 029 2023 2199
Book Online:
11 Womanby Street, Cardiff, CF10 1BR

Sheffield – Corporation
Sunday 1st May 2016

Tickets: £10 advance

Box Office: 0114 276 0262
Book Online:
Milton Street, Sheffield, S1 4JU

Oxford – O2 Academy2
Monday 2nd May 2016

Tickets: £10 advance
Box Office: 01865 813 500
Book Online:
190 Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1UE

Portsmouth – Wedgewood Rooms
Wednesday 4th May 2016
Tickets: £10 advance
Box Office: 023 9286 3911
Book Online:
147-B Albert Road, Portsmouth, Southsea, PO4 0JW

Leeds – The Key Club
Thursday 5th May 2016

Tickets: £10 advance
66 Merrion Street, Leeds, LS2 8LW

Wolverhampton Slade Rooms
Friday 6th May 2016

Tickets: £10 advance
Box Office: 0870 320 7000
Book Online:,
Broad Street, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV1 1HP

Stoke-On-Trent – The Sugarmill
Saturday 7th May 2016

Tickets: £10 advance
Box Office: 0115 896 0163
Ticket Link:
Brunswick St, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 1DR

Newcastle – O2 Academy2
Monday 9th May 2016

Tickets: £10 advance
Box Office: 0191 260 2020
Book Online:
Westgate Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 1SW

Glasgow – Stereo
Tuesday 10th May 2016

Tickets: £10 advance
Box Office: 08444 999 990
Book Online:
22-28 Renfield Lane, Glasgow, G2 6PH

Manchester – Satan’s Hollow
Wednesday 11th May 2016

Tickets: £10 advance
Box Office Phone Number: 0871 220 0260
Book Online:
101 Princess Street, Manchester, M1 6DD

Nottingham – Rescue Rooms
Thursday 12th May 2016

Ticket Price: £10 advance
Box Office: 0844 871 8819, 0115 896 4456
Book Online:
25 Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 5LB

London – O2 Academy Islington
Friday 13th May 2016

Tickets: £14 advance
Box Office: 08444 771 000
Book Online:
N1 Centre, 16 Parkfield Street, Islington, London, N1 0PS

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Milan, Italy – Frontiers Rock Festival
Saturday 23rd April 2016

Denmark – Nordic Noise Festival
Saturday 14th May 2016

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