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Brother Against Brother: Self-titled
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Brother Against Brother: Self-titled

Modern Melodic Heavy Metal
3.5/5.0

Brother Against Brother brings together two of Brazil's top vocalists, Renan Zonta (Electric Mob) and Nando Fernandes (Sinistra). The former is known for his hard rock, sometimes blues-tinged, vocals; the latter as mostly a metal singer. Perhaps this is where the collaborative, Brother Against Brother, name comes from: the different vocal styles duke it out, so to speak. The project, created and promoted by Frontiers Music, is intended to give the two vocalist larger international recognition.

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Renan Zonta & Nando Fernandes

Essentially, and musically speaking, you can expect to hear modern melodic heavy metal, generally hard and heavy, sometimes faster, definitely embellished with synths, and bristling with fantastic guitar solos. You'll hear much of this formula within Demons In My Head, Lost Son, Two Brothers, and What If. The synth element looms a bit larger within songs such as Deadly Sins, Demons In My Head, or the more heavy and steady Whispers In Darkness to mention a few. An acoustic driven ballad comes with In The Name Of Life.

I've added "modern" in this description simply because the two vocalist together give the songs assertive, raw to harsh vocals. I'm not quite sure that Mr Zonta is up to the task of being a heavy metal singer; but that's just my opinion. One exception to this may be the aforementioned ballad, but one of the duo still gets into screech mode. Another example is Demons In My Head where the vocalist starts subtle and more smooth, only to rise sharp and raw. For this listener, Brother Against Brother's debut album has been a case where, once again, the songcraft and music transcends the vocal performance. But additional listens allowed my ears and mind to adjust to their assertive vocal styles. Check out the video below (and others on the Internet) and support the band.




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The Take Away

For this listener, Brother Against Brother's debut album has been a case where, once again, the songcraft and music transcends the vocal performance. But additional listens allowed my ears and mind to adjust to their assertive vocal styles.

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