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Landfall: Elevate
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Landfall: Elevate

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR
4.0/5.0

Formed some four years ago by drummer Felipe Souzza and guitarist Marcelo Gelbcke, then the duo fell in with former Auras vocalist Gus Oliver. Two years later, their debut album The Turning Point hit your local record shop. After which Gelbcke and Oliver were busy with other projects. The former with the Icon Of Sin debut; the latter with the Mayank debut album. Still with the original lineup, Landfall returns with their second effort, Elevate.

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With this album no molds are broken, no new wheel is invented. Landfall returns with another efficient and entertaining album of AOR melodic hard rock. That's also to say, that the album is equitable with their past effort if not predictable. But your friendly classic elements remain: song melody, guitar harmony, melodic vocals, rock groove in the rhythm section, catchy choruses, and satisfying guitar solos. We these things you can't miss but the must be handled with some aplomb. Landfall does so with little vagueness and constant consistency.



While the formula remains the same, some songs require mention. Perhaps more hard rock than AOR are Shadows Of Love, Two Strangers, Chance To Destiny, and Never Surrender. AOR groove and accessibility are found within the anthems The Wind and Heroes Are Forever. H.O.P.E. adds a bit of a twist with a delightful breakdown about the two and a half minute mark. Vocals drop down and lighter electric guitar appears for a sublime solo, but the song picks up again to rock out the finish. Most things considered, I repeat myself. With Elevate, Landfall returns with another efficient and entertaining album of AOR-infused melodic hard rock, true to the classic genre. If you're a fan, don't miss it. Recommended.



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The Take Away

With Elevate, Landfall returns with another efficient and entertaining album of AOR-infused melodic hard rock, true to the classic genre. If you're a fan, don't miss it. Recommended.

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