Self release [Release date 20.06.15]
Three Elements have apparently earned themselves the title of ‘the heaviest pop band of Switzerland’. Not too sure how much competition there is for this title but it does sum the band up nicely. Taking elements of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Danko Jones and the Foo Fighters the band master in short, sharp melodic rock with a punk attitude.
Listening to the album it would appear that Mr Grohl and co have had a big influence, especially in the way the songs are constructed. There are lot of Foo Fighters trademark guitar and drum parts across the album which will sound familiar, but Three Elements are far from a Foo’s tribute act.
Songs like ‘Don’t Do This’ and ‘Far Away’ have an infectious groove and a sunny disposition that you can’t help but like. Frontman Marco Sudu Sulzener has a decent voice with a hint of a punk snarl which works well with the music.
This album won’t set the world on fire and I don’t think Dave Grohl has too much to fear about the competition just yet. Heavy pop from Switzerland? Looks like they tick all the boxes. ***
Review by David Wilson
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In this show, first broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on 2 February 2020, David Randall plays a selection of tracks from some of the artists who impressed at this year’s Giants Of Rock event in Minehead (24-27 January).
Featured Albums w/c 17 February (Mon-Fri)
09:00-12:00 NEWMAN Ignition (AOR Heaven)
12:00-13:00 BLACK SWAN Shake The World (Frontiers)
14:00-16:00 CORMAC O CAOIMH Swim Crawl Walk Run (indie)
Power Plays w/c 17 February (Mon-Fri)
SHAKRA Turn The Light On (AFM Records)
THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA Transmissions (Nuclear Blast)
RYDERS CREED Lost Soul (Off Yer Rocka Recordings)
FRAMING HANLEY Puzzle Pieces (Thermal Entertainment LLC)
ROBERT HART Mysterious (Escape Music)
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