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Flight: A Leap Through Matter
Flight - A Leap Through Matter Music Review

Flight: A Leap Through Matter

Melodic Hard Rock
4.5/5.0

Hailing from Oslo, Flight is a relatively new band, formed in 2012 as a trio which released their first album in 2015 on Bad Omen Records. Since then, the band has expanded to a four piece with a second guitarist. Finding a home with Germany's retro rock and metal label High Roller Records, Flight lands with their latest and second album, A Leap Through Matter, complete with some very cool sci-fi art by illustrator Adam Burke, a native of Oregon.

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Upon listening to the album, my first thought was simply, these guys are from Norway? Not only does Flight sound like refugees from Seventies heavy rock, they also sound like they could have formed in London or San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district in the same era. But retro heavy rock is hardly unusual coming from Scandinavia; its a small cottage industry.

This said, the simple description of the Flight sound is essentially guitar-centered melodic heavy rock, with some not-so-subtle overtones from the realms of blues, space, and psychedelic rock, mostly the latter two. From this foundation you'll find an abundance of twin guitar harmony which transitions into an equally abundant amount of fantastic guitar solos. These are then combined with a spry rhythm section that offers plenty of rhythm, groove, and often a frisky tempo. While the songs have vocals, it seems voice and lyrics may have be an afterthought, taking second place to the music, especially the guitar licks. Mostly then, Flight sounds like a jam band and their songs are simply the stage to flex their musical muscle, meaning again, the guitar frenzy. Essentially, from front to back, what you get with A Leap Through Matter is an LP's worth of melodic heavy rock guitar tunes, preferably heard via vinyl. I liked it and I think you will too. Recommended.


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Essentially, from front to back, what you get with Flight's A Leap Through Matter is an LP's worth of melodic heavy rock guitar tunes, preferably heard via vinyl. I liked it and I think you will too. Recommended.

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