BAND UNDER A SPELL
ALBUM THE CHOSEN ONE
LABEL PURE STEEL PUBLISHING
OUT Feb 19th, 2021
OUR RATING 87/100
UNDER A SPELL from TEXAS, are ready to unleash on Feb 19th, 2021 on PURE STEEL PUBLISHING the debut album THE CHOSEN ONE, already seen as indipendent release in the last slice of 2020.
If you are looking for mezzo-soprano vocals and US-Metal song structures then you are sure to find the band UNDER A SPELL a new favourite.
UNDER A SPELL provides an awesome blend of Classic Meta with seventies and groovy influences, all enhanced by stunning vocals..a true added value!!!
After an intro, the first shot is VOODOO DOLL, a song with great structure and a classic metal touch, all enhanced by powerful riffing, dynamic drums and a “dirty” production.
Interesting the guitar’s solo and it will be a trademark..solo parts are gorgeous everywhere!
FOREVER DONE, after an instrumental intro full of emphasis, is another heavy ace, while following JUDGEMENT shows sharper riffs and doomy parts.
The title-track is more pressing, groovy and dirty and provides a long series of overflowing solos, while INVITATION TO A DARK SLEEP, after the rain and a soft arpeggio, shows high pitched vocals with pressing parts alternating with more thoughtful drops.
They go on with INTO THE DARK, opened by a wild drum roll and a sharp riff; an heavy and groovy tune!
CAST A SPELL is another gem with a 70’s touch, followed by an interlude which opens CRUSHED BY THE STONES.
MY DEAD LIFE ends in the best way this great platter.
ONE OF OUR HIGHLIGHTS IN THIS FIRST SLICE OF 2021!!!...NO DOUBT!!!
1. Padurea Neagra
2. Voodoo Doll
3. Forever Done
5. The Chosen One
6. Invitation to a Dark Sleep
7. Into the Dark
8. Cast a Spell
10. Crushed by the Stones
11. My Dead Life
Pam Rosser VC
Jason Gully GT
Stergas Stockwell GT BV
Tom Rosser BG
Eric Smith DR