|unica723||Fecha: Viernes, 2013-10-25, 1:13 PM | Mensaje # 1|
Vengeance - Piece Of Cake (2013) Country :
Netherlands Genre : Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Quality :
Mp3, CBR 320 kbps Tracklist:
01. World Arena 04:39
02. Tears From The Moon 03:40
03. Raintime Preload 00:36
04. Raintime 03:31
05. Sandman 05:08
06. Back To Square One 04:54
07. Headquake 03:44
08. Train 05:07
09. Mirrors 03:15
10. Piece Of Cake 03:27
11. Goodbye Mother Sky 06:30 Disponible sólo a los usuarios
|ojotigre||Fecha: Domingo, 2013-10-27, 7:45 PM | Mensaje # 2|
|Promoted in the '80s under the slogan 'Do You Hate Hardrock? Guess you've never seen VENGEANCE' - the band from Brabant, Netherlands, are finally having/taking the cake and hope to eat it too. |
Vengeance's brand new album "Piece Of Cake" is, simply put, an awesome 'piece' of masterful classic Hard Rock.
Vengeance's 1989 album 'Arabia' (at that time featuring terrific
guitarist Arjen Lucassen) is amongst my top-50 Classic Hard Rock albums
of all time. Better prepare your ears, as "Piece Of Cake" blends the
fantastic style of 'Arabia' with an updated sound through 11 terrific,
killer, kick ass tracks.
You'll be really surprised by the high song quality all over this album,
mostly akin late '80s / early '90s songwriting and plenty of catchy
rhythms, tons of backing vocals, a crazy lead vocalist and the guitars,
oh my, the guitars...
The late and great guitarist Jan Somers (RIP) has been replaced by his
21 year-old son Timo Somers (also in Delain) and he's simply
outstanding. This guy shines all over via monster, thick rhythm riffs
plus an impressive tone and style during the on-fire soloing.
The CD put your ears in flames since opener "World Arena", an out and
out hard rocker fueled by roaring guitars and a stomping beat. Vocally,
Leon Goewie has a haunting classic quality, mad, raspy, hi-pitched and
completely riding on his own cloud, yet still blending into the song
which soon will have you shouting along to the lines of 'get ready for
the global rush'. The chorus - full of backing vocals - is a blast.
"Tears From The Moon" is a fantastic mid-tempo song which Kal Swan and
Lion would be proud of during their era of Trouble In Angel City. The
wet "Raintime" is Vengeance heavy with lots of flowing guitar, double
bass, a big chorus and a fast guitar solo ala Malmsteen Eclipse-era,
while "Sandman" is a groovy, dark semi-midtempo with over-the-top vocals
by Goewie recalling Lizzy Borden.
Then arrives a highlight; the bluesy semi-ballad "Back To Square One" in
the vein of Gary Moore. This one discovered me a wonderful side of
Vengeance, an emotional song with an immediate melancholy feel superbly
crafted. The six-string tone is simply wonderful, there's a delicate
bass line adding so much more than rhythm, with the vocals powering
through the song shifting up an octave to give it a pleading quality.
"Headquake" and "Mirrors" are two completely different animals with A+
quality as their common trademark and ground. Goewie goes very classy
during the latter and its Kingdom Come (the band) inspired chorus.
Title track "Piece Of Cake" is the party song for the album featuring
tongue-in-cheek lyrics, fun vocals in the grand tradition of Bon Scott
and some ripping Van Halen-like guitars.
"Goodbye Mother Sky" is the final song on the album and it is a very
fitting one and it will definitely leave you with very good memories of
the band and this CD. It's somehow an epic track that reeks of 'Arabia',
almost about three-songs-in-one and all fits together perfectly. Heavy
blues shifting to some very Eastern sounding riffs with a very haunting
tone to them, moving to some pure blues rock before shirting back down
to the arabian theme – and this is all before the vocals even consider
joining in and when they do, boy, do they.
"Piece Of Cake" presents Vengeance not only in a highly topical and
dynamic style, it also sees the band pay tribute to their own long
tradition, as the programmatic album title proves: “Piece Of Cake is a kind of ironic title,” explains Somers, who penned five of the ten new songs.
“This year is Vengeance’s 30th anniversary and it has been quite a rough ride. Line-up changes, the passing away of band members, etc. So
we called the album Piece Of Cake because even though Vengeance have
been through all this shit, we’ve still come up with a kick-ass album.
It was a piece of cake, so to speak.”
I can't recommend you Vengeance's "Piece Of Cake" enough. It's a
brilliant Classic Hard Rock album in the best tradition of the genre
plenty of killer songs and top-notch musicianship, all baked with a very
classy sound & production.
01. World Arena
02. Tears From The Moon
03. Raintime Preload
06. Back To Square One
10. Piece Of Cake
11. Goodbye Mother Sky
Leon Goewie - Vocals
Timo Somers - Guitars, Backing Vocals
Barend Courbois - Bass, Backing Vocals
John Emmen - Drums
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