ALBUM REVIEW: Nitrate – Feel The Heat

ALBUM REVIEW: Nitrate - Feel The Heat

 

Nitrate are a melodic rock band from Nottingham, England who’ve launched three prior studio albums which have had a considerably revolving solid of collaborators from the melodic rock scene. Feel The Heat is their first album to be launched on Frontiers Data, Including to their already spectacular roster of nice bands. Having stated that, I feel frontiers has a LOT of melodic rock bands who sound the identical and for me as a listener that will get outdated quick. Nitrate alternatively I feel are one of many stand out bands within the style, Feel The Heat marks the second album they’ve launched with singer Alexander Strandell who additionally sings for the supergroup Crowne in addition to Artwork Nation, each of whom have launched new albums this 12 months it’s best to take a look at. 

 

That needs to be some sort of document for a singer to have a brand new album out by three completely different bands in a single 12 months, I don’t care who you’re that’s spectacular!

Nitrate are a unique finish of the melodic rock spectrum although, the place Crowne and Artwork Nation lean virtually a bit in direction of a symphonic metallic vibe Nitrate is extra 80s influenced and measuring all three of Alexander’s releases I feel this album is the most effective one.

 

The title monitor kicks off the album with some sirens, keys, and drums earlier than blasting into one of many albums catchiest songs, Alexander’s vocals soar over ethereal melodies and rocking riffs, Their final album Renegade is actually good however this music lets you already know this album is miles forward of it in its manufacturing and songwriting. “All The Proper Strikes” explodes with vivid energetic melodies and jogs my memory a little bit of one thing occasional collaborator Rob Wylde of Midnite Metropolis would write, An amazing 80’s pop rock type anthem. 

 

“Wild within the Metropolis” jogs my memory quite a lot of Handle The Nation period H.E.A.T, driving guitars play towards an important bass line and a backdrop of keyboards, there’s a implausible guitar solo right here. I can’t say sufficient good issues about Alexander’s vocals, when you’ve songs as lush and epic as these guys write you actually must have a singer who can drive the songs house. The power of the primary three songs continues on “Wants A Little Love” this monitor falls someplace between Journey and Hazard Hazard at their finest.

 

“One Kiss (To Save My Coronary heart)” treats the listener to a duet between Alexander and melodic rock queen Issa, an epic energy ballad that doesn’t waste the potential of getting two singers of this caliber and they’re paired completely, complimenting one another’s vocal type whereas shining individually. For me, Male and Feminine singer duets are very hit or miss and Alexander and Issa are phenomenal collectively right here. This music would’ve been on a soundtrack and tearing up the radio again within the late 80s and early 90s.

 

“Dwell Quick, Die Younger” picks the tempo again up and at instances within the verses right here Alexander jogs my memory of Steve Perry, the guitars and bass play a gradual rhythm towards the keys with infectious melodies and an important refrain. Ensure to play this album loud so you’ll be able to totally respect the musical intricacies of those songs, I may truthfully go on and on about how nice the melodies are on this album between the music and the vocals, when you love music the place you’ll be able to simply dissect and soak up the sonic textures of an album that is undoubtedly one for you.

 

“Haven’t Acquired Time For Heartache” fees out of the speaker with nice guitar enjoying and a thundering bass line courtesy of band founder Nick Hogg, this music is one other one which jogs my memory of H.E.A.T however extra on the tougher rock aspect of their music. “Satellite tv for pc” slows the tempo again down with a music that matches someplace between the mellower aspect of Lita Ford and Alexander’s former band Creye. “Strike Like A Hurricane” is a little more tough across the edges straight forward rock than the remainder of the album within the intro and verses however polishes the music as much as commonplace by the bridge and refrain.

 

“Huge Time” is one other wonderful energetic rocker with some phenomenal guitar enjoying and a few nice tempo modifications all through the music. “Keep” ends off the album with an important ballad that stands other than the remainder of the songs right here and might be essentially the most completely different sounding monitor on the album whereas nonetheless becoming in properly, a largely keyboard pushed monitor that basically lets Alexander present his mastery over his vocal vary.

 

To say that that is Nitrate’s finest album isn’t going far sufficient, That is the sound of a band transcending to higher heights than they’ve reached earlier than. Feel The Heat is an album that needs to be heard by anybody who enjoys nice melodic rock and is definitely one of many highest albums launched this 12 months.

 

TRACKLIST

1. Feel the Heat
2. All of the Proper Strikes
3. Wild within the Metropolis
4. Wants a Little Love
5. One Kiss (To Save My Coronary heart) (that includes Issa)
6. Dwell Quick, Die Younger
7. Haven’t Acquired Time For Heartache
8. Satellite tv for pc
9. Strike Like a Hurricane
10. Huge Time
11. Keep

LINEUP

Nick Hogg – Bass Guitar
Alexander Strandell – Lead Vocals
Tom Martin – Guitars
James Martin – Keyboards
Alex Cooper – Drums
Richard Jacques – Guitars

 

9.5/10

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