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RIK PRIEMS PRIME REVIEW 2014

 

RIK PRIEM'S PRIME - RIK PRIEM'S PRIME

AVENUES OF ALLIES

MAY 23 2014

 

 

If you like high energy beautifully constructed and orchestrated melodic Hard Rock bombast then it’s worth looking at ‘Frozen Rain’ guitarist Rik Priem’s new Project ‘Prime’.

 

What you get on this Avenue of Allies release is 13 tracks of high quality European Hard Rock with some great vocal performances by Carsten Schulz.

 

While some tracks here are just competent slices of Hard Rock there are some real gems too like first video ‘Babylon Rising’ which is enough to get anyone sitting up to attention. As the album progresses other tracks stand out too like the rousingly melodic nod to self-belief ‘The Future is Now’; the aggressive ‘Looks Like Trouble’ and the epic closer ‘Child of Anger’.

 

Add to that the warm ballad ‘Kneel Before the Pieces (of a Broken Heart’ and you have a pretty fine album. The instrumental ‘Chameleon’ is also pretty cool. More please!

 

 

by Mark Diggins

 

RIK PRIEMS PRIME REVIEW 2014