Friday, February 1, 2013


Rating: - (EP)
Label: Vegna Music 2013
Review by Kimmo Toivonen

Angeline's latest release, this 4-track EP is a versatile one. The band kick it off with the title song, which is a rather catchy, straight-forward melodic rock song. It reminds me a little bit of latter day Harem Scarem, with its' fine harmonies. "Can You Feel It Now?" is a modern rock track with the ever-so-popular Coldplay-influenced drum pattern during the chorus. I don't understand everyone's fascination with it, it's like trying to drive with the handbrake on... The song could've been great with a more rollicking chorus, now it's the weakest part.

From modern rock the band moves smoothly to 70'ies retro-rock รก la The Rival Sons and the likes with "Into The Fire". It's good for what it is, but I'm not too much into the style. The last song is a ballad "Days Go By", and the band has a go at another style again - the song has a bit of a country vibe, maybe along the lines of Bon Jovi's "Lost Highway" album. It's nice and organic sounding, but not really the kind of song that leaves a trace...

The EP was briefly given away as a free download, now you can find it from Spotify and Itunes. A bit of an experiment I'd say, hopefully the band sounds more focused on their next album and doesn't try to jump into the retro-rock bandwagon. Or go country.

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