Las Vegas band Adelitas Way  has all the makings of a great pop/rock song in "Last Stand." It's led by singer Rick DeJesus, whose ambitious, roaring vocals could rival that of Chris Daughtry . They weave in and out of reflective verses and an anthemic chorus, where DeJesus sings, "I need a second chance/ 'Cause I want to make it about you/I'm making my last stand." The lyrical urgency is amplified by angst-filled drums and an emotional solo by guitarist Creighton Bibbs. Producer Johnny K (Disturbed , Plain White T's ) has structured a solid range of material for the act's self-titled album, and the band's 2009 breakthrough single, the explosive "Invincible," reached No. 6 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs chart. "Last Stand" is more than capable of directing further mainstream attention toward Adelitas' way.
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