Genre: Progressive rock
Full length: Battle of Rock
Format: Digital album
Release date: June 2, 2023
Track one “Raven” started out excellent. Songwriting reminds me a bit of the great Edgar Alan Poe. Definitely has a thrash metal sound. I really enjoyed the guitar solo at 3:35; it was killing it!
Track 2 “Burn The Light featuring Timo Tolkki” was good. I liked the melodic guitar solo in the beginning. His voice sounds a lot like Dio which I enjoy. The lyrics were also very beautiful and touching! The galloping bass was a lot of fun for me actually.
Track 4 “Bite Your Tongue”: the lyrics reminded me a lot of an Iron Maiden song; a pretty solid metal track! Seems all their songs reflect the aggressive album art, very typical of the metal genre.
Track 5 “Rosamaria” was pretty good. I thought it sounded fun. I can definitely see the Latino influence in this even if it's a little heavy-handed. Still a nice love song nonetheless. “Rosamaria beautiful eyes they can see ya in the dark”: That line had me busting up laughing; no offense. I just wasn't expecting it. The drum part around 3:20 was cool, and the guitar riffs were very interesting as well!
Track 7 “Send Down the Angels” had some nice sounding guitars at 1:00 that I enjoyed and the piano in it around 1:20-1:30 sounded good too! I'm not super into music like this but I could definitely see myself dancing to stuff like this at a bar.
Track 9 “Parachute” kind of reminds me of Rush and King Crimson. Pretty typical progressive metal sound.
The final track “Nature's Awake” was definitely a tribute to the pillars of 70's rock. The rocking organ and lyrics about “shelter from the storm” were very 70's rock and I think anybody who enjoys that era of music would appreciate this album! -Brynn Kali StarDew
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2. Burn The Light feat. Timo Tolkki
3. Half Of Your Face
4. Bite Your Tongue
7. Send Down The Angels
8. Its Hot
10. Nature's Awake