ALBUM RISE TO GLORY
LABEL EAR MUSIC
OUT 2018 (FEB 2nd)
OUR RATING 84/100
Let's start from the end:
LOUDNESS ARE RISING AGAIN with this smart "RISE TO GLORY", for a few days available in record stores.
Surely it's an album various and never obvious, where you can find the roots of the band, throughtout its long history, but looking to the future.
After the instrumental intro 8118, able to made the right environment, SOUL ON FIRE hits the spot with its determined riffing, that 80's flavour on the strength of SCORPIONS and VAN HALEN, the whole thing enhanced by amazing solos of AKIRA TAKASAKI.
Maybe we're not fully convinced by I'M STILL ALIVE, while GO FOR BROKE is another ace.
UNTIL I SEE THE LIGHT begins in acoustic mood developing itself with feathered rhythms.
THE VOICE starts full of melody and by further the song is gettin' stronger.
MASSIVE TORNADO sees a relentless drummin', increasin' speed and is heavier, while KAMA SUTRA starts in HARD ROCK mood and develops itself in a great instrumental, a jam full of virtuosity.
The title track is a classic HM tune, with a great drums' job and an amazing guitar's solo, while WHY AND FOR WHOM is heavy and definite, once again reminding us 80's SCORPIONS.
NO LIMITS is a classic hard'n'heavy, powerful and brilliant, at times epic.
RAIN starts pimp becoming next darker; guitar's solo is unforgettable, a tune that strikes for its variety and intensity.
Available a bonus track called LET'S ALL ROCK and, in European version, a second cd with 13 re-recorded tracks).
AKIRA TAKASAKI GT
MINORU NIIHARA VC
MASAYOSHI YAMASHITA BG
MASAYUKI SUZUKI DR
(Pics live Hardrockheavymetal-live at COLONY OPEN AIR)