Fireworks

The Answer - 'Solas' http://www.rocktopia.co.uk/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x200s/c4/91/c2/The-Answer-Solas-53-1487967731.jpg Hot

Added by Central Electronic Brain     February 24, 2017    
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
6190   0   1   0   0   0

Artist

Title

Title

Label

Genre

A big disappointment.

After being disappointed with a two track live preview of this album last month, you can imagine that the first play through of said album had me on tenterhooks, especially as it's billed as a "contemporary Rock album with Gaelic influences". It's all change at Camp Answer, it seems, and I'm here to let you know if you should be afraid.

Well if I'm being honest, and I always am, 'Solas' is a big disappointment in my book. I happen to like The Answer and have a lot of time for their energy-fuelled Rock stylings. Straight off, with the opening title track, it's apparent that this isn't the band you were expecting. It's a slow, moody track, almost Grunge-like, with no catchy chorus and no fist in the air moments, just a pretty monotonous four and a half minutes. The good news is it gets better, and thank fuck for that or it would be wrist-slitting time.

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


Third track 'Battle Cry' is a lively, catchy Celtic-infused track, whilst following number 'Untrue Colour' has a bit of life to it without really Rocking as hard as you'd like. This typifies the album, as the few tracks that lean towards the band's signature sound are castrated versions of what fans want to hear. 'Thief Of Light' may be the dullest song I've heard so far this year, whilst 'Being Begotten' is one of those annoying tracks that keeps sounding like it's about to get mental but never does, preferring instead to crawl on like a wasp through treacle. In fact, the only track that sounds like TA of old is 'Left Me Standing', and it's the best track on the album by a country mile. It's late in the album and followed by 'Demon Driven Man' and 'Real Life Dreamers', the only other two tracks that feel like TA, though not as much as '...Standing'.

'Solas', for the most part, feels like a con job for being released under the banner of The Answer. Yes, it's the band's right to change their style of music, but tread very carefully if you're a fan of the heavy, catchy Blues Rock that The Answer have been doing so well up to now because 'Solas' raises only questions.

Alan Holloway

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: 2 weeks, 5 days ago
  • 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.
  • Adolfo : I have order the #94 but I can't find the download

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