Marya Roxx
Payback Time


5.0
classic

Review

by Anji USER (1 Reviews)
February 23rd, 2011 | 8 replies


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Big guitars, big hooks and a singer that can actually sing!

There's one thing that Marya Roxx cannot be accused of and that's being timid. Her debut album Payback time is loud and proud and proves that this isn't someone to be messed with. Some might criticize the seemingly simple structure to the songs but to me true rock music is about the feeling it evokes in you and sometimes you just wanna bang that head and move with the big guitars, big hooks and a singer that can actually sing.

With a respectful nod to the traditional features of rock music and a healthy representation of punk style tracks, this album is sure to find a home with the majority of hardcore rock fans.

Kicking off with Time to run, you're under no illusion that this will be a heavy hitter, you are then taken into the headbanging 'Oh Yeah' with it's huge dominating riffs. The theme solidly carries on through this album with injections of punk influences in 'Filth' and 'Rebel' through to the slightly more melodic but powerful just the same 'Boneyard'

Since leaving Vanilla Ninja to concentrate on a solo career, Marya Roxx has been working very hard to get the music she obviously enjoys performing the most out there. A seemingly non-stop stream of European tours supporting some big names [ Skindred, Primal Fear etc] as well as a solo UK tour were in preparation for her much anticipated first solo album.
Her generous following, a mixture of new fans as well as VN fans went to these shows and lived with the soon to be released songs from the album for quite a few tours before it was finally released to the public in the fall of last year.
Marya's stage presence and vocal range live are something to be admired, frequently turning venues of skeptical rockers to fans buying her cd at the merch desk at the end of the night, proving this girl can get out there with the most hardcore rock fans and show them what she's made of!

Overall this is an album that packs a punch with great vocals. Marya has obviously spent alot of time honing the sound she wants to be remembered for and one unique to her, and even though her style is heavily influenced, it is very Marya Roxx!


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rockerfrankie (5)
Female fronted Album of the year 2010...

pizzamachine (2.5)
yeah, Marya Roxx is her actual name....


Comments:Add a Comment 
BallsToTheWall
February 23rd 2011


44606 Comments


F-ing hot.

Digging: Mare Cognitum - Phobos Monolith

iFghtffyrdmns
February 23rd 2011


7047 Comments


"Her debut album Payback time"
Capitalize the T in time

"Some might criticize the seemingly simple structure to the songs, but to me true rock music is about the feeling it evokes in you. Sometimes, you just wanna bang that head and move with the big guitars, big hooks and a singer that can actually sing"

Added a couple commas and broke that sentence in two...what the sentence says is okay, it just seemed very run-on-ish.

"Kicking off with Time to run..."
Capitalize song names and put them in quotes. Also, I could be wrong about this one, but not sure if "illusion" was the word you're looking for in that sentence.

You need a period after 'Boneyard'

Mostly just little things to watch out for, other than that, decent review. Hope this can help.

bloc
February 23rd 2011


34919 Comments


Damn, was every solo female singer in Vanilla Ninja at some point in time?

Anji
February 23rd 2011


8 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Thank you iFghtffyrdmns

Noted and will do next time, sometimes i have a habit of typing as i think lol my grammar sucks in my head ;0)

pizzamachine
February 23rd 2011


12571 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Damn, was every solo female singer in Vanilla Ninja at some point in time?

Actually, all but one went solo! The band is on a bit of a hiatus now.


pizzamachine
February 24th 2011


12571 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0



bloc
February 24th 2011


34919 Comments


The soap opera is gone : (

pizzamachine
February 24th 2011


12571 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Willie likes his mod buttons!



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