Swirl – (Self Titled)
So. Cal hard rockers SWIRL produced a blistering melodic release that will surely leave you breathless. SWIRL has been known for laying down some of the most catchiest and tastiest tracks, which are full of all your hard rockin’ pleasures. Filled with some great guitar riffs, solos, exploding and concise vocals. This band gives you the full package and delivers song after song. Each one has its own sound and vibe to it. If you are looking for a new sounding hard rocking band that could go mainstream with no problem but with glare and power than SWIRL is definitely in your wheel-house.
This release opens with the track “Fourth of July”, which gives you a nice vibe which resembles a Stone Temple Pilot’s kinda feel. It is extremely melodic, great vocals and well orchestrated, the guitar really defines this opener. Great lyrics and the buildup to the solo really sucks you into the solo and is really smooth. “Spell” is a power-packed track with the steady roll of the bass and melodic vocal lines. Great guitar squeals and perfect timing. A classic track in the making. “Rise Up” is possibly the best track and defining song to represent the overall vibe to this release. It is a constant freight-train melodic classic hard rockin’ anthem. Very reminiscent of Sammy Hagar’ish vocal throw down. Is a great song and should work in any mainstream terrestrial station. “We Are Alive” is really smooth song, really catch lyrics and meaning woven throughout. This is a song you will find yourself listening to over and over again. “Message” is a track that makes you think, from the lyrics. A really powerful melodic rocking song. Turn this one up!. “Time To Fly” is another slick track which really pulls you into it from the first beat. This one is also really catchy and very hooky. Its sorta hard to pin down the influence in this one, but you can feel the melodic line from a mix between to RCP and Foo Fighters I guess. Really dig this one. Concluding this release is “Mad Disease”, which hammers a heavy guitar riff and then right into Ramirez’ strong vocals and dynamic lyrics. This is another track you will be hitting rewind over and over again.
Overall: if you are looking for a really sweet hard rockin’ melodic band that will have you humming along and singing with the CD in just a few listens than make this new SWIRL release yours. These guys pull it all together and give you one powerful unrelentless release of pure metal sweetness. 9/10 Stars
Tracklist – SWIRL
1. Fourth of July
3. Rise Up
4. We Are Alive
6. Time To Fly
7. Mad Disease
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