Amanda Somerville. She has shown through various outlets that she can hold court vocally within a multitude of subgenres, and stand toe to toe with any man who dares. Her latest project, Trillium, is clearly a more melodic metal vehicle for her stunning talent, and it works perfectly.
A couple years ago I got to attend my first ProgPower Festival. I had such a blast that I’m geared up for #3 in a row later this year. In my research to learn about some of the bands, I was less familiar with I was having a helluva time finding info about the band Refuge.
The current New Wave of Melodic Hard Rock bands has really kicked it up a notch. Groups like H.E.A.T., W.E.T., Station, and so many others have taken this genre and reinvigorated it not only with a shot of youthful approach…
What’s immediately recognizable with the new album is an extra portion of heaviness that’s added to this album. Not that Sunstorm turned into a harsh metal outlet, but guitars, done by DGM guitarist Simone Mularoni, got more space.
If the third album is a decisive factor for a band’s career I must conclude that we will hear much more of Lords Of Black over the coming years.
Somehow the band Perfect Plan fell under my radar (hell, wasn’t even on it,) until I saw some friends discuss it on Facebook. It so happened that those talking about had tastes much in line with mine, so I saw it hadn’t been reviewed so I snagged it.
When Tracii and Phil decided to bury the hatchet (and not in each other) and released last year’s amazing The Missing Peace, it was like all things were right in the world again.
It’s not so much of a statement as a prayer request; it’s us asking God to damn evil. It’s that simple. It has created controversy.
While the two singers are clearly the main focus of the album, as one would expect, guitarist Simone Mularoni has managed to produce some great tracks here…
the matching of singer Age Sten Nilsen and Erik Martensson is a dynamic powerhouse of melodic hard rock songwriting talent.