Browsing articles tagged with " roberts"
Mar 29, 2012
admin

The Reasoning – “Adverse Chamber” (2010)

Label : Comet Music

Review by Luisa Mercier

“Adverse Camber” is the third release of the British band The Reasoning. It is quite short, about 40 minutes of music, and it is released in a context, the UK prog scene which is quite fertile. The members of The Reasoning have been or still are part of other prog bands: bass guitar player Matthew Cohen for example, was part of Magenta before he formed The Reasoning in 2005. Lead vocalist Rachel Jones married with Matthew and therefore is currently known as Rachel Cohen. The overall sound is heavier than in their previous releases; in the opener “Diamond and Leather” you can hear that the guitars are quite aggressive, the same in “The Nobody Effect” and “14″ the last song, although they never step out of the rock territories. The quality of the record is very high, it is not a revolutionary album which will change forever the prog rock scene, but it is enjoyable and catchy enough to stay in your favorite music player for a while. Let us say that is a good compromise between prog madness and catchyness; all graced by the skilled vocals of Rachel.

Rating – 70/100

 

Tracklist

  1. Diamonds and Leather
  2. The Nobody Effect
  3. The Thirteenth Hour
  4. Through the Now
  5. Script-Switch Trigger
  6. 14

 

Line Up

  • Rachel Cohen – Vocals & percussion
  • Dylan Thompson – Vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar & mandolin
  • Matthew Cohen – Bass guitar, backing vocals, mandolin & percussion
  • Maria Owen – Vocals
  • Tony Turrel – Keyboards & backing vocals
  • Owain Roberts – Electric guitar
  • Jake Bradford-Sharp – Drums & percussion

 

Links

ReverbNationFacebook * Twitter * Site

Mar 29, 2012
admin

The Reasoning – “Acoustically Speaking” (2010)

Label : Comet Music

Review by Luisa Mercier

As the title may suggest, in this record The Reasoning turn their old songs in acoustic pieces, very atmospheric and sometimes even more beautiful than the original ones. Deprived of their prog structure, the songs have to stand alone and they succed. This means a very high quality of the original compositions. Listen for example “In the Future” from their 2008 “Dark Angel”, it has a warm sound and sometimes it seems even richer, especially in the instrumental breaks. I have to say that the songs are not completely stripped down, there are still drums, bass guitar, keyboards but obviously the guitars are not distorted. The harp in the beginning of “Script Switch Trigger” is just lovely and lends to the track a fairy-ish atmosphere together with delicate Rachel‘s vocals. Sometimes she duets with another male vocalist, the one she replaces in the previous album and the two are perfectly complementary. Enchanting is “The Nobody Effect” which has become a very nice ballad retaining the uplifting feeling in the chorus. The closing track “Within Cold Glass” has a nice folk-rock feeling to it which has been unveiled by the acoustic arrangement.

Rating – 80/100

 

Tracklist

  1. The Thirteenth Hour
  2. In the Future
  3. Script Switch Trigger
  4. Aching Hunger
  5. Dark Angel
  6. The Nobody Effect
  7. Sacred Shape
  8. Within Cold Glass
  9. A Musing Dream

 

Line Up

  • Rachel Cohen – Vocals, Percussion
  • Owain Roberts – Guitars
  • Tony Turrell – Keyboards, Vocals
  • Matthew Cohen – Bass, Backing Vocals
  • Jake Bradford-Sharp – Drums, Backing Vocals

 

Links

ReverbNation * Facebook * Twitter * Site

6 color styles available:

Style switcher only on this demo version. Theme styles can be changed from Options page.

Archives

NEW! Find FEMME METAL WEBZINE @ YouTube

 photo 1402796831_youtube_256x256x32_zps12c9c5dd.png

Calendar

November 2014
M T W T F S S
« Oct    
 12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930