Saturday, June 30, 2012

Icarus Witch - Rise

Icarus Witch - Rise (2012) Cleopatra Records
Produced by ?
Tracks : 1.The end 2.We are the new revolution 3.Rise 4.Asylum harbor 5.Coming of the storm 6.Tragedy 7.Say when 8.Break the cycle 9.Nothing is forever 10.Pray 11.In the dark 12.Last call for living
3,5 out of 5

Pittsburgh based Icarus Witch formed in 2003 and has released 5 albums, the only remaining original member since the start is bassist Jason Myers. Guitarist Quinn Lucas joined the band in 2007 but this year they come out strong with 3 new members in Christopher Shaner - Lead Vocals, Dave Watson - Guitar and Tom Wierzbicky - Drums. Icarus Witch has opened for bands like Y&T, Dianno, Winger and Cinderella and on their previous albums we could see guest performances from Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow) and George Lynch (Dokken).
It´s not every day you get to hear an album in the same vein of hard rock and heavy metal as Crimson Glory and early Queensryche but the new album "Rise" sure do put a smile on my face, I love the strong opener "The end" and the new single "Rise" will do just fine in a live set. Power rock is the word here!
But my favorite tracks are the mighty "Pray" and the catchy "Break the cycle", great stuff. Play it loud folks!

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