The Rock Pit - Hard rock, Metal and Blues Interviews, news & reviews from Australia and around the world

The Rock Pit - Hard rock, Metal and Blues Interviews, news & reviews from Australia and around the world
W.E.T. Rise Up CD Review

W.E.T.

RISE UP

FRONTIERS RECORDS

2013

 

SLIPPERY WHEN W.E.T.

 

I know that WET’s debut was widely regarded in the Melodic community as a masterpiece, but to be perfectly honest, despite the pedigree of those involved it just didn’t do it for me. This is another story entirely…

 


Opener ‘Walk Away’ is stunning and perfectly crafted with vocals that just stay in your head all day and the track that follows ‘Learn to Live Again’ is just as fine a tune. This time the passion is here.
Sumptuous guitars and a great vocal showcase the title track ‘Rise Up’ which lifts the bar again; and the ballad ‘Love Heals’ shows what these guys make seem so effortless is unobtainable for most of the pack.

 


Just a few songs in you get the feeling that this might just be an album you will be talking about in 10, 20 years’ time, it really is that good , a high watermark in a genre that has produced a lot of great music in the last few years.

 


There are a few ‘only OK’ tracks here though, if you like feel-good rockers ‘Bad Boy’ takes you back and starts out beautifully but loses a little steam by the chorus, still a good song, but not quite up to the quality of the rest here.   

 


‘Broken Wings’ and the wonderful ‘Shot’ are probably our standouts here along with the opening salvo and the ballads ‘Love Heals’ and 'Still Believe in Love' (which is just as good) but all in all this is a complete triumph: a vindication for the faithful and sure to win over new supporters. I’m convinced!

 

 

Mark Diggins

 

WET RISE UP CD ALBUM REVIEW 2013