Fireworks

Freddy And The Phantoms - 'Times Of Division' http://www.rocktopia.co.uk/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x200s/ef/d1/21/Freddy-And-The-Phantoms-Times-Of-Division-82-1430332299.jpg Hot

Added by Central Electronic Brain     April 29, 2015    
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
6912   1   1   0   0   0

Label

Genre

I have a very strong feeling that Freddy And The Phantoms will soon be a name on everyone lips.

One of the big joys of reviewing is that every now and then a band you've never heard of lands in your inbox and knocks you out; Freddy And The Phantoms is definitely one such band. From the name you may well (as I did) expect a slightly Rockabilly-based genre, and you'd be very wrong as this is one of the best retro Blues Rock albums I have heard. It's always difficult to describe a musical style in a written review without referencing other bands so that the reader can get an idea of where a band is coming from, but if you like Deep Purple, Rival Sons and Joe Bonamassa then this will likely get your juices going.

Title track 'Times Of Division' is pacy and introduces Frederik Schnoor's very rich distinctive vocals and the wonderful droning Hammond Organ, the distinguishing sound of so many Classic Rock albums (with Purple's being probably some of the most famous); it provides a wonderfully fat background. 'Borderline Blues' also brings in the harp, another sound I love in Blues Rock. 'On The Sidewalk' is punchy and will have you air drumming at the traffic lights and on 'Down, Down, Down' Anders Haarh's Hammond-fills will have you stabbing out air keyboards.

'In The Attic' is driven by Mads Wilkens brooding and moody bass. 'No One To Blame' is probably the most retro with its dances and skips, there's so much going on worthy of note it's hard to know where to start, you'll just have to listen for yourself. The Clapton-esque 'Storm On The Riverside' has some searingly soulful guitar and is an arena-worthy song whilst 'No Time' is ramped with fuzz-laden guitars raunching it up to the max.

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site


There are no real ballads on this album but 'Sinking Ship' is a slow paced treasure that will surely become a lighter waving favourite in their set. The wonderful overdriven Hammond brings in the album closer 'Morning Sun' which has a Crosby Stills & Nash vibe to it.

I won't be getting this album out of my player any time soon, I'm a sucker for a Hammond and thrown in some harp and I'm there. There are times when the songs sound vaguely familiar, they could almost be "long lost" tracks from better known bands, but that's a reflection of their musical quality rather than plagiarism. They have captured the musical tone of the period to perfection with Schnoor's vocals bringing a whole lot of class. If they expand their touring outside of Denmark, I have a very strong feeling that Freddy And The Phantoms will soon be a name on everyone lips.

Helen Bradley Owers

Share this on the web.

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.

 


Comments (0)add comment

Write comment

security image
Write the displayed characters


busy

Member Login



Calendar

<<  October 2021  >>
 Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su 
      1  2  3
  4  5  6  7  8  910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031

Search Here

Shout Here

Latest Message: 1 day, 8 hours ago
  • Deeppurple#1 : Hi,I downloaded my free copy of issue #87 but I can't seem to open the file. Any advice?
  • Berny : RIP Alan Lancaster! :(
  • Berny : @Barneypippa: I forwarded your mail to the Fireworks team. You should receive a reply asap.
  • Barneypippa : My magazine (#96) hasnt arrived yet - should have been here last week
  • Rocktopia Te : @bakerstreetish: Pls. check your email for download instructions.
  • bakerstreeti : Hi, I just bought digital download #96. How will I be able to receive/access it? First time on this site. Thanks!
  • zom414 : Have they been posted out yet? Not received mine yet but may have the release date wrong!
  • Johns Band : Received glossy Fireworks 96 and one of best ever. I am still looking at pictures and "Revisit The Gods AOR Festive" should be great. Probably get download from issue 101 to save on space & it is read to me from audio voice. Already got Robben Ford Instrumental album "Pure" great stuff & Freddy King singing & guitar I love, so Bernie Marsden new album I will have on Amazon Prime. If you are into 70's Rock then new Help Yourself 6 CD Boxset + info will be good for you plus expert to pay no more
  • Berny : Fireworks #96 is out now! :)
  • Berny : @Paul wiv: Pls. check your email!
  • Paul wiv : I have paid for issue 92 but it hasn't downloaded yet.
  • Berny : @Adamson: Bitte kontaktiere mich direkt, meine Mailadresse lautet «email»
  • Adamson : kann man hier auch auf Deutsch schreiben? denn ich hätte eine Frage?
  • KI2000 : Wow, issue #95 has to be the BEST one so far. Congratulations guys!!
  • Hysteria : GREAT MAGAZINE! Keep on rockin' guys!!!
  • Berny : Fireworks Magazine #95 is out now!
  • Berny : @Paul wiv: Many thanks for your purchase, pls. check your mail.
  • Paul wiv : I have bought issue 89 on download but it has not appeared on my account
  • Berny : @pomper: BOTH of your mails were forwarded to the Fireworks Team, please contact me directly at «email» should you still haven’t received a reply.
  • bpomper : trying to confirm my fireworks 94 order with no answer from team rocktopia??
  • bpomper : i ordered fireworks number 94 but never got a conformation other than my paypal receipt. can you confirm it went out. i have transaction id if you need it
  • Berny : @ALL: Should you have any questions about your Fireworks orders, pls. contact me directly at «email»
  • Berny : Hi @Stuey6666: You are using two user names on Rocktopia. All current orders were assigned to your second account, pls. check your mail again.
  • Stuey6666 : Hi Berny - ordered 4 issues last week - still not arrived - have checked spam etc not there. cheers stu
  • Berny : @Adolfo: I've also just sent you the magazine via WeTransfer. But please check you junk mail folder, the mail was definitely sent earlier today.
  • Berny : Hi @Adolfo: Have you already checked your spam folder? If the mail cannot be found, pls. contact me at «email»
  • Adolfo : «email»
  • Adolfo : My e - mail
  • Adolfo : I don't have any e - mail.
  • Berny : @Adolfo: Pls. check your e - mail for download instructions.

Only registered users are allowed to post

Follow Us

FacebookTwitterYoutubeGoogle

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site