WHYZDOM – Blind ?

 

 

Scarlet Records (Release date – out now)

I do like a bit of symphonic power metal and on paper Whyzdom looked to have all the right elements. This impression was further enhanced during the opening bars of ‘The Lighthouse’ which is the first track on this, the band’s second album. The playing is first rate with excellent orchestration and musical arrangements throughout, what does let things down a little is the vocal delivery from front woman Elvyne Lorient. In order to do the music justice a strong vocal delivery is required but Elvyne to my ears comes up a bit short.

However there is no faulting the music. The project was put together by guitarist and orchestrator Vynce Leff and he has done a fine job in assembling a group of musicians who can carry off the technical metal on show with apparent ease. ‘Dancing With Lucifer’ is a good example, a full on symphonic metal onslaught with time changes aplenty and crushing guitarwork. There are a couple of quieter numbers which suit Elvyne’s vocal delivery better, namely ‘ Paper Princess’ and ‘Lonely Roads’. The feature track of the album is last up in the shape of ‘ Cathedral Of The Damned’ which adds a large dollop of prog into the proceedings to great effect and at over 10 minutes it rounds the album off in grand style.

This is an impressive album with a lot to like and one that the band should be rightly proud of. The vocals did detract a bit for me but that is purely a personal view and you shouldn’t let it put you off giving this release a listen as you will find it worthwhile.

***1/2

David Wilson





Josh Taerk’s latest Sunday Session was streamed on Sunday 22 May.

Next session: Sunday 26 June.

Check out previous videos here: https://www.facebook.com/getreadytorockradio


David Randall presents a weekly show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Sundays at 22:00 GMT, repeated on Mondays and Fridays), when he invites listeners to ‘Assume The Position’. This show was first broadcast on 12 June 2022.

UK Blues Broadcaster of the Year (2020 and 2021 Finalist) Pete Feenstra presents his weekly Rock & Blues Show on Tuesday at 19:00 GMT as part of a five hour blues rock marathon “Tuesday is Bluesday at GRTR!”. The show is repeated on Wednesdays at 22:00, Fridays at 20:00). This show was first broadcast 14 June 2022.

How to Listen Live?

Click the programming image at the top of the page (top right of page if using desktop)

Listen via Windows Media Player. Click or tap here and “open file”
Listen via other media player (eg. VLC) Click or tap here and “open file”

Get Ready to ROCK! Radio is also in iTunes under Internet Radio/Classic Rock
Listen in via the Tunein app and search for “Get Ready to ROCK!” and save as favourite.

More information and links at our radio website where you can listen again to shows via the presenter pages: getreadytorockradio.com


Power Plays w/c 13 June 2022 (Mon-Fri)
IVORY SKIES – Bring Me Up (indie)
HONG FAUX Feign Death To Stay Alive (Golden Robot Records)
OVERLAPS Mind Over Matter (indie)
SOLE SYNDICATE – Brave Enough (Scarlet Records)
DAVID PAICH Spirit Of The Moonrise (Mascot)
JAILBIRDS The River (indie)
NOUVEAU ARCADE Die On Me Now (FiXT)

Featured Albums w/c 13 June (Mon-Fri)
09:00-12:00 DEF LEPPARD Diamond Star Halos (BMG)
12:00-13:00 LONERIDER Sundown (Escape Music)
14:00-16:00 VANDERWOLF 12 Little Killers (Vandermax Music)



Popular (last 30 days)


This entry was posted in ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS (Mobile) and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply