Hübscher Melodic Rock/AOR aus Norwegen
Zitat:Faith Circus hail from Norway and frontman Marc Ferrano has a very melodic and soulful approach to the singing. This is classic style melodic rock all the way, with sweet harmonies and big hooks all the way.
Simply glorious are the anthemic Tried And True, the opening rocker Back On Love, the lush AOR of Hold On and the slower Rain On You. The building ballad Half The Man is yet another highlight. The vocals that glide over the music are superb and thoroughly listenable. But the whole package needed tightening up and a better mix.
And that is one of the great frustrations of working in this scene is hearing albums like this chock full of cracking melodic hard rock tunes that are really enjoyable, well written songs, but suffer from a less than amazing production.
That isn't the main point of this review, but it is frustrating when it happens, and it happens a lot. The main problem here is a drum sound that lacks power and guitars that are too low in the mix generally.
But the songs well, no complaints there and overall this remains an album to put on want lists due to the strength of the material.
Guests include Steinar Krokstad/drums (ex-Stage Dolls), Morty Black/bass (ex-TNT), Dag Stokke/keyboards (TNT), Tore Moren/guitar (Jorn), Steinar Hagen/acoustic guitar (Return) and Tony Harnell/background vocals (ex-TNT).
The Bottom Line
Nothing not previously heard before here, but the vocals are a highlight and the old-school melodic rock sound is easy on the ears. Songs are as catchy as they come and this is another quality debut. Better production next time around will put them into a different league and almost untouchable! (Quelle: Melodicrock.com)
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