The first track to surface is Capsize – a dark and menacing industrial cloaking descends across the room as pinpoint racing percussion is layered by shadowy guitar, giving the song an impressive demeanour which, even those who normally shy away from the genre, will discover an intense and expressive thread to hold attention.
The Italian heavy-metal quartet Damn Freaks release their début eponymous LP on the August 11th.
Damn Freaks – eponymous LP – artwork
Break The Chains, from the forthcoming LP (available on Mighty Music), is a classic piece of rock’n’roll that finds the listener headbanging delightedly while guitars and vocal soar through the room to the accompaniment of throbbing bass and cracking percussion.
The US alt-rock outfit Joan Of Arc are concluding a European tour.
Joan Of Arc – Photo by Shervin Lainez
Cha Cha Cha Chakra from the LP He’s Got The Whole This Land Is Your Land In His Hands demonstrates precisely why they are a band who have such a loyal international following as the spectral soundscape drifts through the room.
With a sound that minds of ’60s brit-blues Rainbow Maniac fill the room with multi-layered, vaguely psychedelic, weaves of guitars that flow through high tempo bass and percussion from which the superlative vocal rounds out the output.
By way of an introduction to a band I aim to get back to later in the year – Going Out On My Own, which is the first of the four tracks on Rmep1 EP.