Reverse The Curse by Higher Zenith
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Higher Zenith are a currently unsigned band from Ft. Lauderdale, FL (USA). Because of this, this album, Higher Zenith's second, is hard to find. Their first album can be purchased at [URL=http://www.planetcd.com/]Planet CD[/URL], but this one isn't available there yet. I was lucky enough to be sent a free copy of this album through the mail.
- Breach The Skies
- Remember When
- FYI (I Just want you to know)
- Before I Met You
- From You
- Kiss My ***
- Not Ready
Higher Zenith's popularity is increasing steadily, and they have recently played support slots for hugely succesful bands such as Def Leppard. Their brand of hard rock is sometimes amazingly brilliant, such as on the album opener, Breach the Skies
. This song has great riffs, and a great sound. If only the whole album were up to the standard of this excellent track... This song is better than a lot of mainstream music at the moment. You can download this track through the link at the top.
The rest of the album does not live up to this excellent opener. The band is at it's best when playing full on heavy with anthemic choruses. Unfortunately, the lighter points on this album do not live up this statement. The vocalist's voice is somewhat nasal and gets irritating when he trying to sing beautiully. By the end of this album, I have found that I am not inspired to play it again for a lengthy period, and I believe the singer's voice contributes to this. Breach The Skies
is perhaps an exception to this, as everything comes together excellently on this track.
While there are no guitar solos on this album, the guitar work is excellently displayed through some heavy riffs. Perspectives
, featured at track 5, is a highlight of the album.
Breach The Skies, Perspectives.
Both these are available through the link at the top.
In conclusion, this band has great potential. They have a great sound, and some great riffs. This is great for people who like both hard rock and indie music. Unfortunately, this will dissapoint metal fans, as metal's standard issue guitar solos are not featured on this album.