Hard-working, long-time rockers The R Train kick off the latter half of the summer with a brilliant burst of energy and infectious rhythm.
Utterly unhurried, and all the better for it, Voice of Dawn looks like it’s done at around 6 minutes, then a slightly tremulous, yet controlled tender vocal comes in right at the death, before being swept away in a shocking sweep of white noise that takes us through to the end proper. Worth your full attention for its full run time. Nicely done!
The Haunted North offer up an energizing live rock set – four original tracks, brought to you straight from the stage; complete with raw energy, passion, and that subtle crowd sound to remind you of the better days.
Tackling the topic of the Caroleans, soldiers of Swedish Kings Charles XI and Charles XII, during the late 17th and early 18th centuries, To The Fallen Sons is a uniquely mighty progressive rock and metal composition.
The hard-rocking Elephant happens to be pretty darned funky as well as rock solid. The rhythm section gets a great chance to flex in this brilliantly arranged and mixed little taste explosion.
It’ll hopefully be totally obvious that I thought this album was extraordinary. You’re very unlikely to have heard anything like this, and I actually can’t think of a better way to recommend that you should listen to it than just that.
You forget all prior comparisons or references to other artists, the Betweenzone sound and style is theirs, it’s directed towards expressing ideas and feelings about certain issues, and the music will go wherever it needs to in order to explore this.
The album goes on to delve unwaveringly into creative freedom and profound story-telling. Expressive vocals meet with dramatic instrumentals, gradually enveloping listeners in a series of compelling ideas and scenes.
Ben Stout fronts the deeply atmospheric, contemplative project Memory Sphere, offering up an album of original songs and compositions that prove powerfully immersive, emotive, and a pleasure to escape within.
Alternative rock composition and live performance unite for this uniquely conceptually, deeply artistic and impossible to ignore album from Michigan’s Tiny Tree. Embolism is a project with meaning, depth, and an insatiable thirst for expressing the inexpressible.
Leading with ambient, dreamlike layers, amidst flickers of distorted rock swagger, and a subtle yet definite sense of story-line and progression, A Moment In Time proves to be exactly this – a moment captured, never to be stumbled upon in quite the same manner again.
The band’s leading vocalist offers a humble yet passionate delivery that lets these easy rhymes kick in with familiarity and intrigue alike; thus, the lyrics sink in quickly, the scene is set, and the mind wanders as prompted.