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Free Spirit: Pale Sister Of Light

Free Spirit: Pale Sister Of Light

Melodic Hard Rock
Rating: 4.75/5.0

Where has Free Spirit been hiding? This excellent melodic hard rock band comes to us from Finland. It must be the best kept secret in Scandinavia. This sextet delivers massive melodic rock bigger than the arenas they should fill. Their debut 'Pale Sister of Light' is treasure chest full of infectious melodies, choruses and guitar licks.

I first listened to 'Pale Sister of Light' on headphones and within moments I was captured and enthralled by Free Spirit. Though there is much for which to compliment Free Spirit, the lead vocals of Sami Alho and the accompanying vocal arrangements are masterful and epic, nearly defining the album and sending chills down my spine as on the beautiful 'Heroes Don't Cry' (my personal favorite) and passionate 'Easy Days.' But there's more to 'Pale Sister Of Light.' The rhythm section is brilliant and carefully well defined as on 'Radiant Light,' 'Moonlight Ride,' or 'Far Away From Heaven.' Finally, the fret work is brilliantly expressive and captivating on every song with highlights found on 'Radiant Light,' 'Heroes Don't Cry,' or 'Pale Sister Of Light.' All this good stuff is wrapped up in big melodies with bigger hooks. Outstanding!

Free Spirit and their first work 'Pale Sister Of Light' is a nearly immaculate debut. The huge melodies, massive guitar riffs and licks, and epic vocal arrangements are dangerously addictive and equally as compelling. It doesn't get much better than this, melodic rock fans! Strongly recommended!

In Short

Free Spirit and their first work 'Pale Sister Of Light' is a nearly immaculate debut. The huge melodies, massive guitar riffs and licks, and epic vocal arrangements are dangerously addictive and equally as compelling. It doesn't get much better than this, melodic rock fans!

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