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A New Tomorrow: Universe
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A New Tomorrow: Universe

Melodic Hard & Heavy Rock
4.0/5.0

Created by vocalist and guitarist Alessio Garavello (late of Powerquest, Arthemis), A New Tomorrow has been plugging away in the greater London hard rock underground since 2011. To date, the band has dropped two EPs and delivered three music videos. Now picked up by Italy's Frontiers Music, A New Tomorrow will drop their debut studio album, Universe this month, just in time for your Christmas gift giving.

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Citing influences as diverse as Metallica to Foo Fighters, Rage Against The Machine to Green Day, the band calls their music, "the heaviness of metal with the sound of rock." That's an apt and succinct definition of A New Tomorrow, perhaps also adding down-tuned to the mix. The band's tunes offer crisp and strong twin guitar riffs, lively and inspired leads, and a mighty and spry rhythm section. Of the later take note of Andrea Lonardi's thumping bass lines and Tim Hall's thrashing drum work throughout this album. This tandem is a torrent of rock rhythm and groove. All these things are wrapped up in song arrangements of catchy guitar and vocal melody and harmony, then lifted by mighty refrains. On to a few song notes then ...

For some hard and heavy rockers, listen for I Wanna Live, Ignition, or Multitude Of Nothing, which has a near chaotic and cacophonous rhythm. Within Golden Sands, A New Tomorrow mixes both tempo and heaviness, and then lightens things with acoustic guitar. Similar, maybe, Mountains has a soft start with voice over bass and drums, but rises to be hard and heavy, only to mellow again around the two-twenty mark with a light vocal and guitar breakdown. Then the crush returns to the end. The songs Step Into The Wild ... and ... Home seem intended to be a tandem. The mostly acoustic tunes ebb and flow with voice, acoustic guitar, and softer drums as one leads into the other. Wherein, around three minutes, ... Home rises to kick your ass with heavy rock.

Essentially, A New Tomorrow and their debut album, Universe is the best of both worlds, edgy modern down-tuned metal mixed with the accessibility of classic hard rock. I think you'll find both band and album interesting and entertaining. Love the album art. Recommended.


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Essentially, A New Tomorrow and their debut album, Universe is the best of both worlds, edgy modern down-tuned metal mixed with the accessibility of classic hard rock. I think you'll find it both interesting and entertaining. Recommended.

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