Formed a mere seven months ago by guitarist Deano Silk and vocalist James Hart, UK's Jupiter Falls hit the ground running, straight to the recording studio to create their debut album, Revolution. Now you're probably wondering if anything good can come from something done quickly, in a short period of time. It seems that Silk, the principal composer, has an extensive background in guitar playing and song composition, with plenty of material to work with.
The result is Revolution, an album that straddles the world's of both classic and modern melodic hard rock. The former comes from Silk being inspired the music and players in his parents' record collection, like Clapton and Moore. The latter comes from the simple fact that he, and the other band members, came of age in the Nineties.
In the former category you might put Chasing the Dragon or When the Time is Right; in the latter, To The Point and Story of a Liar, which could suggest 21st century post grunge heavy rock. Others, like Forgiven and Bitter blur the line between yesterday and today. The thread, or glue perhaps, that holds the two periods together is Silk's riffs and leads which, especially, hearken back to grander times when guitarists were both masters of their art and players in the band. One song that captures this motif, and sentiment, is the closing Where Are You Now, an epic, heavy, and soaring anthem that blisters with strong guitar leads.
Indeed, Revolution is a strong start for Jupiter Falls. While there seems to be a certain familiarity to their music, the songs are varied enough and the guitar work quite strong to keep the listener engaged and likely quite satisfied in the end. Recommended.
Revolution is a strong start for Jupiter Falls. While there seems to be a certain familiarity to their music, the songs are varied enough and the guitar work quite strong to keep the listener engaged and likely quite satisfied in the end.
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