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PERFECT VIEW RED MOON RISING REVIEW 2014

 

PERFECT VIEW - RED MOON RISING

AVENUS OF ALLIES

MAY 23 2014

 

 

Tracklist: 1) Where The Wind Blows (4:34) 2) By My Side (5:04) 3) Room 14 (4:18) 4) Slave To The Empire (4:08) 5) I Will Remember (5:46) 6) In The Name Of The Father (4:12) 7) Living In Disguise (4:41) 8) Dead End Street (4:56) 9) Holdin’ On (5:26) 10) In A Blink Of An Eye (4:30) 11) Home Of The Brave (5:28)

 

Almost four years have passed since this five-piece from Modena, Italy released their debut album ‘Hold Your Dreams’ in the autumn of 2010 and in those years since the development of the band has come on in leaps and bounds. While the first record was a solid effort and tested a variety of Hard Rock genres, from AOR to Progressive Hard Rock, the songs on ‘Red Moon Rising’ are focused sharply on Melodic Rock with a sometimes harder edge.

 

If you love your feel-good summer-shot Melodic Rock that is really the essence of long lost carefree summer days and great memories, then ‘Perfect View’ is exactly that – a perfect view on times like those. There’s always something emotional about music like this – the sort of songs that have you thinking about those long gone days of youth and how everything seemed so perfect and fresh and clear and that’s exactly what tracks like opener ‘Where the Wind Blows’ does so well.

 

There’s as similar vibe to ‘By My Side’ but with a more insistent Hard Rock edge, and ‘Room 14’ takes things even further with a solid chugging guitar line and funky break and some fine vocals that you might even call Classic Melodic Rock! It’s a great start to what turns out to be a fine album.

 

If you love your Melodic Rock this is another band that you should find edging into the higher end of your lists really simply based on quality alone. Tracks like the wonderful AOR of ‘Slave to the Empire’; the beautiful ballad ‘I Will Remember’ and the heavier ‘In the Name of the Father’  say it all really and will ensure you will remember the name of these guys.

 

A band to watch, and an album we recommend if you love your Melodic Rock with a little bite.

 

 

by Mark Diggins

 

PERFECT VIEW RED MOON RISING REVIEW 2014