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Label: Pavement Entertainment

Release Date: April 29, 2014

Rating: 8/10

Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur

Opening with a fury of killer guitar riffs and heavy drums, the debut disc from Romantic Rebel aims to please every die-hard rocker.  “Alive” opens the disc and the band doesn’t look back as they lay a killer guitar assault upon every listener that gives this disc a spin.  The tribal groove of “Disappear” gives the disc a different feel into the second track, but the track morphs into a cool rocker that doesn’t take itself too seriously and keeps the disc in check.  “Nothing Left To Say” is a solid rocker that showcases the strong vocals of KT Paige while allowing the band to do what they do best in a supporting role.  “Moment” is another track that gives KT room to spread her vocal wings and run the wild over a rock track, including strong background vocals that give depth to the track.  “New Way To Sin” has a heavy riff that permeates the track from every angle and should get the fist pumping and the blood flowing from first note to last.

“Lie” is another solid rocker that gives guitarist Alex Vincent an opportunity to demonstrate some of his licks, while featuring Metalocalypse’s Brendon Small.  “Believe” rushes out of the gate and gives rockers a reason to bang their head and get their fist pumping.  This track should go over well in a live setting.  “Over Again” has a more aggressive feel to it than other tracks on this disc, but it seems to fit within the parameters of the disc, thanks to the numerous guitar pings and squeals.  “Sorry” is a mellow track comparatively speaking.  The rhythm section, along with the guitars, set a tone and the lyrics/vocals keep the song on a somber note that gives an edge to the track and disc.  “Bad For Me” has that sexy female rocker feel to it while giving the disc another rocker that has plentiful guitar licks and a heavy bottom end courtesy of the drums and bass.  “Madness” closes the disc with a guitar assault similar to the one that opened the disc.  The combination of vocals and guitar keep this track afloat as the disc comes to a close.

Category: CD Reviews

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ToddStar - that's me... just a rocking accountant who had dreams of being a rock star. I get to do the next best thing to rocking the globe - I get to take pictures of the lucky ones that do. I love to shoot all genres of music and different types of performers. If it is related to music, I love to photograph it. I get to shoot and hang with not only some of my friends and idols, but some of the coolest people around today.

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