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On disc: Lost Souls In Desert

Rise - Claudia Ehrhardt - 8 stars


(Gunn Records - 2008)

The band arose from the ashes of the former bands and after a 4 track demo CD in 2005 they recorded Rise in summer 2007. And that's it more or less what I know about the band...
The opener is called Reason Inside and shows the foursome heavy and with a progressive edge, but imagine a band like Nickelback, 3 Doors Down or Stained with a dash of progressiveness. Heavy riffs meet catchy melodies. Singer Phil Seng has a powerful voice and gives the song what's requited. At Break Another Rule you get a guitar lead which make me think of Slash... First you hear some noises, then bassist Marc Schwörer leads you into Why with a heavy riff, a wall of guitars builds up... The vocals of singer and guitarist Phil Seng have a sad touch. A sonic roller coaster ride is Searching with slow, melodic parts and passages with crunchy riffs and aggressive vocals. Another heavy rocker is Back Again, guitar-driven and with some aggression. Melancholy reminds me a bit of Soundgarden... The vocal line isn't an ear catcher, but it soon infects you... Sneaks into your brain - and stays. With the hypnotic nYou they close the album.
A more then decent album, even if not all tracks are on same the level as Break Another Rule and Why, but they are still pretty good. Check out: Back Again and Melancholy.

8 stars

Claudia Ehrhardt


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