@@@ Fires: Close Eyes Deep Breath Run (Self-released, 2020) I have been getting maximum tagged by this Dublin band’s publicist but that’s his job and whatnot but oy, my mailbox is stuffed from across the pond. As I have observed previously many times before Americans have gone to metal and pop and rock is at a low point. Other places in the world, Australia, to a certain extent the UK and in this case Ireland, they believe in rock. What’s interesting here is there are a few metal touches in the bass sound and a bit in arrangement added on to the hard rock core of the track. The vocal melodies are more on the soaring side than the pissed of side and there’s a literacy to the proceedings. Some societies haven’t allowed their educational systems to devolve so there can be more than a bucket of molten rage on offer. I like the band here more than I dig the singer, I prefer more of a pissed off dude and I find the rocking parts work better than the dramatical ones with the oohs and aahs. Lots of energy to be had here.
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