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Tuesday, 31 July 2012
DOWNSPIRIT - Bulletproof? (CDdigi)
Downspirit is another nice Metalville release. This German unit are more in line with modern melodic rockers like Alter Bridge and Shinedown with singer Steffen Lauth sounding a bit reminiscent of Pretty Maids Ronnie Atkins at times. Heavy on the guitar side, with nice detuned riffing going on, and melodic on the vocal side not falling into the post-grunge pit. Ok, it’s by no means original, but it’s a nice platter with some good hit potential in songs like Human Gift and the punchy Hellyeah. That said, the track Overload does come across pretty original mixing ultra heavy riffing with a cool southern rock style verse, plus the slightly sleazy What A Way To Die. Two songs I didn’t really see coming. I also can’t say I expected the band to do a heavy rock cover of The Roxette’s The Look. They however do get away with it. Nice one.
Link: http://www.downspirit.com http://www.esetscandinavia.com/