Godsticks released their third album back in February this year. They have now released the third single from the album. They describe their music as “the mix of heavy rock, progressive and alternative metal with a dynamic range of angular riffs and emotional depth is leaving listeners reeling”. I’m partial to bands like Blind Ego and RPWL. Godsticks have a similar vibe, I’ll have to check out the album.
A couple of days ago an album called Life Motion by a band called Intelligent Music Project came up in my Spotify music suggestions. Based on the cover I thought it might be the sort of chilled or ambient instrumentals I listen to when working. On closer examination I saw the names Simon Philips, Ronnie Romero and John Payne across the bottom. I put in on and it kept me company while I worked. The music turned out to be mainly AOR with a hint of progressive elements (if you really used your imagination). Later that night I did some research and found out that the Intelligent Music Project is the brain child of Bulgarian Dr. Milen Vrabevski. In fact, this is the fifth album and like the others it features an all star line up.
I was listening to Human Clay – The Complete Recordings at the weekend and thinking that I much prefer it when he sticks to hard rock or AOR, rather his metal adventures with Sons of Apollo and his own band Soto. Today the news that Jeff Scott Soto has released a live album on digital platforms. It was recorded that the 2019 Frontiers Festival. Not sure what the content of the whole album, but this teaser is the style I prefer. This apparently will be a bonus album to accompany a new solo album due later this year.
All star web jams are all the rage during lockdown.
Winger have done a version of the very appropriate “Better Days Comin’”.
Thanks for the great version and the positive message guys!