Red Sea Rising CD Review 01- 9 -11
Zack Brenneman - Global Entertainment Mag
Like a phoenix rising in the first rays of a new rising sun, Red Sea Rising craft an album that breathes new life the genre of power metal. The debut release from Red Sea Rising entitled "Eye of the Storm" offers a sound that is reminiscent of 80â€™s power rock bands like Motley Crue, Scorpions, Extreme, and Def Leppard but modifies the sonic template by focusing more on chord structure and precise compositional arrangement as opposed to putting balls to the wall and following the almighty riff. In essence Red Sea Rising are able to say more with shorter song lengths through instrumental harmonies and melodies, than most other bands of the power metal ilk. That's not to say that they've sacrificed the ability to turn it up to 11 and rock out for being melody driven. "Eye of the Storm" showcases songs that tie the arrangement together through melodic hooks and keep instrumental over indulgence to the appropriate sections of the song. Understanding that every instrument has its part to play, both in the song and in the mix, is tricky, but in that respect "Eye of the Storm" proves that you can have a power metal arrangement in which the instruments don't have to fight for your attention all the time in the song and in the mix.
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When preparing for a review a good writer will research the band, songs, projects, web sites, and the such for an over all view of the entire compilation and sound arrangements to convey to the reader why, they too, shall support the artist and buy the record.
While researching my planned review of "EYE OF THE STORM," by professional studio artist's and nationally touring band RED SEA RISING, I was caught up in an ecliptic reality of more then music, but living, breathing emotion and enlightened energy.
EYE OF THE STORM first reminded me of an ALAN PARSON's type project, until I dove deeper into the world of the entourage of websites, collaborations and state of the art studio work that went into the making of Eye of the Storm.
My favorite track on the LP is "Just Bleed," flowing into the corners of your mind , reflecting on your own pains and pleasures, and ups and downs.
A rollercoaster of emotion.
"Walk Beside Me" is a complicated track. You must listen to loud with a good sound system to really grab the intelligence and grace behind the production.
I can't wait until RED SEA RISING members Jeffery Kerr ( Jet Ryder) lead vocals/ Ken Pinkstaff , lead guitar/Jimmy Salazar , rhythm guitars, vocals/ KC Anderson , bass/David Franklin (Lunchbox) drums/Steve Kapeller keyboards/GUNNER, everything and all, fly into the Milwaukee/Chicago area and rock the midwest.
Get it while it's hot! RED SEA RISING..what a strange trip it's been!
Jodi Landers Reviews Red Sea Rising 4 - 2 - 11
Metal Alley Webzine
Jodi reviews bands no matter where they are from and itâ€™s all about spreading the word about their music.
EYE OF THE STORM
By Jodi Landers
Hard rock band RED SEA RISING calls out from Southern California with a voice very deserving of a listen. Lead vocalist Jeffery Kerr (aka Jet Ryder) lead guitar Ken Pinkstaff (aka Gunner Slinger) , rhythm guitar Jimmy Salazar , bass guitar KC Anderson, drummer David Franklin(Lunchbox), along with keyboardist Steve Kapeller make up the group and will prove their dedication and love for music.Poetic harmonies are what one can expect on RED SEA RISINGS newly released CD EYE OF THE STORM which features 13 tracks: Walk Beside Me, Standing in The Rain, Sometimes, Let It Go, Break The Chains, Gunner Slinger, Just Bleed, The Night, The End, Pick Me Up, Cold, My Love, ending with Look Me In The
Eye will grab audiences who have been looking for easy listening music with occasional muscle.While the songs are short in length, this powerful blend of music is composed of vocals in perfect harmony with the instruments. Intelligent musicianship prevails whether its soaring guitars or hastened drum beats comparable to a style of balladry in the 80s, but does feature a variety of genres: Let It Go has a country rock appeal; Gunner Slinger is the groups only instrumental on the CD and is packed with sentiment, Just Bleed is a melody dripping with passion, The Night, shines bright with soulful vocals, easy drumming and soaring guitars, Life On Hold and Break The Chains contain a more heavier progressive rock, Cold starts us of with wonderful keyboarding while the other songs possess more of the same qualities of melodic rock generated by these musicians.
Overall, the CD makes for a very pleasing listening experience if you have been looking for a modern day rock group with this type of epic appeal.
Please visit the band on Facebook and also look for their CD: EYE OF THE STORM available for purchase on Band Camp ,iTunes, Amazon.com and CD baby
By Jodi Landers
RED SEA RISING â€œEye Of The Stormâ€ CD Review By: Macavity
May 7, 2011 by: Shauna O'Donnell
Red Sea Rising is a perfect example of how music can come full circle and showcase a pure rock and roll performance how it was originally meant to sound! The one thing the band does is also add just enough elements make them completely relevant and in many places very contemporary and edgy. The latest offering from this band is the best of all the components that make them one to listen and enjoy.
The band does a wonderful job with their music sounding tight and well produced and mixed but not overly done so that you can appreciate all elements of their talents. â€œGunner Slingerâ€ is a perfect example of just that tight quality of sound with shredding guitars, a driving bassline and great drums to complete an instrumental song that exemplifies rock and roll completely. The CD has thirteen tracks that cover every facet of rock with full on rocks tunes and then cleverly place power ballads in just the right places to hear the entire quality of the band and the stellar vocals. â€œSometimesâ€, â€œJust Bleedâ€ and â€œUnsaidâ€ add stunning keys to the mix to emphasize the strength of the vocals and perfectly placed guitar bridges and solos.
The entire album is filled with their hallmark strong and articulate lyrics, stunning vocals and precision and attention to great music. The CD has that elusive quality of having every track one that you want to play and listen to again. They mix an unplugged acoustic version of one of their songs in to make you try to decide which version you prefer. The answer is both! Another great twist that intrigues the ear is the instrumentals they place to showcase not just a â€œvoiceâ€ but that the band as a whole has great musical talent. For a rock enthusiast this is a band that is a must listen to and their CD a must have.
It is a must have album for the purist of rock and roll fans! Go get it!
Eye of the Storm
Red Sea Rising Review
By: Fiona Lane
Krash Magazine Vol. 7
Run for coverâ€¦.The Eye of the Storm hailing from CA with a six musician combined effort, bringing an 80â€™s powerhouse full speed Red Sea Rising. Here is their latest. Eye of the Storm.â€Just Bleedâ€ I love rock ballads and this song brought some nostalgia to my listening. Very dark, powerful, yet moving. It totally had an Ozzy feel to it. Yet, I feel the keys were a bit excessive, and not fitting for this song.â€Life on Holdâ€ flows powerfully bringing the high energy wails and strong percussion. The raspy vocals morph into a piercing howl that brings you back to the good old days of cruisinâ€™ in the Firebird with your boyfriend with the cassette cranked to eleven. Red Sea Rising brings to mind of a favored bar band that would pack the place on a Friday and Saturday night with die hard Priest, and Ozzy fans. So if you like the 80â€™s metal sound, you will like this band. You can find Red Rea Rising here :
By: Fiona Lane
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