Monday, May 2, 2016

Review : Vindra - Mournful Boy

Vindra - Mournful boy (2016) Dust On The Tracks Records
Produced by Jörgen Wärnström
Tracks : 1.Shangri-La 2.Cold eyes 3.In the end 4.Dreamless 5.In life and death 6.The depths of Vanadis 7.White lie 8.Sacrifice 9.Ghost town 10.Distant traveler 11.Escape into darkness
3 out of 5

The Swedish band Vindra celebrates 10 years together and puts out an interesting album for fans of atmospheric rock, the music is both progressive, melodic and a bit mysterious.
One could easily believe that this is what happens when you put four guys in a room for a month or so, where the only albums you can listen to are with Porcupine Tree, Sunny Day Real Estate, Krister Linder and Atomic Opera.
You can hardly call it mainstream or radio friendly, this is rock with depth. Poppy choruses ain´t important here but thoughtful songstructures are.
"Mournful Boy" is a solid album that grows for each time I hear it, you should put it on repeat a few times before making up your opinion about it.
The only songs I don´t fancy that much are "In the end" with a mediocre chorus and "In life and death" that sounds like 2nd division heavy metal, but the rest of the album is candy for the ears.
This new album isn´t their first release, Vindra´s debut "Heroes of the unfinished symphony" came out 2009 and the compilation "The beginning" was released in 2011 with songs recorded between 2005-2007.
Highlights : White lie, Ghost Town
Recommended if you like Pain of Salvation, House of Shakira, Satellites and Sirens

Shapes On Tape share new song Fountain of Youth

Shapes on Tape is back with another poetic, dance-y rock concoction, composed in the way that only Shapes on Tape can do it.
Shapes on Tape is a Brooklyn based musical project whose dynamic blend of rock and electronic instrumentation moves from dreamy, psychedelic ballads, through pulsing dance anthems, and into abrasive power pop.
Stream or download their new song Fountain of Youth here.

Feel The Bliss from Volbeat

Danish metallers Volbeat releases their new album Seal The Deal and Let´s Boogie on June 3rd.
Check out the new track The Bliss here.

Jorn Lande takes on Frida´s 80´s hit

Jorn Lande´s cover album Heavy Rock Radio drops on July 1st, listen to Jorn´s version of Frida´s I Know There´s Something Going On here.

Set For The Sky post Left Behind video

Set For The Sky is an experienced Cape Town based alternative rock band, focused on theatrical, high-energy performances.

With a sound catering to fans of rock, hardcore and progressive music, SFTS strive for high quality in their sound and electric live performances while demonstrating their international standards not just in their music but in their professional attitudes as well.
Their new single Left Behind is taken from their new album The Machine, out now.

Sleep On It recruit new singer and debuts new song Burning At Both Ends

Chicago based alternative rock band Sleep On It releases new single Burning At Both Ends with new singer Zech Pluister (ex.Bonfires). Check it out here.

Imagine Dragons premiere new song Not Today

Imagine Dragons new song Not Today is featured on the Me Before You Original Motion Soundtrack. Listen below.
Their new live DVD Smoke + Mirrors Live is available June 3rd.

Veridia release Pretty Lies music video

Alternative band VERIDIA from Nashville, TN has released a music video for their latest single "Pretty Lies." The track and video features Matty Mullins from Memphis May Fire and showcases a different side of the vocalist who is better known for his role in the metalcore outfit. The song is the title track from VERIDIA's 2015 EP that debuted in the Top 20 of the iTunes Alternative Albums chart and spent 26 weeks in the top 10 on the Billboard charts with 6 weeks at #1. The imagery of the video aims to dismantle the distorted perception people have of themselves based on what they see on social media and vocalist Deena Jakoub hopes it will help others gain a sense of self-worth.