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A confident start for this aspiring Rock band from Leeds.

This is a confident start for this aspiring Rock band from Leeds. Produced by Roy Z, it proves they've got something going for them when they can rope in such a well known and well respected name.

The disc plants its feet in the Modern Rock camp with some of the power of Avenged Sevenfold but also has a go at the more melodic approach of Shinedown. It's angsty with a mix of styles and, at times, even reminded me of Glasgow's Logan with its post Grunge stance laced with hooks. Another touchstone would be Metallica, mostly due to James Hart's similarity to James Hetfield in places.

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

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'Awake' is a good opener, showing off their power and confidence but the standout award goes to 'World War Three' as it's the song with the hook that sticks best after repeated listens. One song that bucks the general trend of the Modern Rock sound is 'Chasing The Dragon' which has the low down, scuzzy L.A. feel of 'Appetite...' era Guns 'N' Roses, from its Izzy and Slash style guitar work to Hart's Axl Rose style vocals. Whilst it's not in-keeping with the songs around it, this is one of the strongest in terms of plain Hard Rock fun.

The songs are heavy with a U.S. propensity to find hummable hooks. Technically, it's very good with a balance of power and melody that could translate well live, however this British band still have to find that truly special song (or songs) that will really lift them above all the other new young bands who are also inspired by those Classic Rock and 1990's bands.

Duncan Jamieson

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