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Tempt – Runaway

Posted in CD, Rock with tags , , , on 25th September 2016 by izaforestspirit

Tempt Runaway

Released 17th June 2016

Melodic Hard Rock

Released via Cargo Records

‘Runaway’ is the debut album from the New York -based hard rock band Tempt. They have drawn inspiration from the ’80s classic rock bands such as Van Halen, Bon Jovi and Def Leppard, and combine these with modern rock music.

Right from the start there’s something instantly likeable about this album. Everything from the guitar riffs to the melodic, stadium rock -style vocals is just bursting with positive energy putting the listener in a good mood. Under My Skin is a good example of this, one hell of a catchy song with a great chorus and some well executed guitar work. The vocals and overall style reminded me of the earlier works of Aerosmith and Bon Jovi.

To be honest, it’s actually rather difficult to pick out one particular outstanding track on here because they are all pretty good. There is something on here that is bound to please any rock fan – whether you like the catchy, sing-along crowd favourites such as Aamina and Sapphire, or the slightly more down-tempo ballads such as the title track, they have got it. It’s a win-win combination of melodic, powerful, emotionally charged vocals, memorable choruses and skilful guitar work.

In summary, ‘Runaway’ is one of those “feel good” hard rock albums that you can tune into when you need something cheerful to brighten up your day. Practically all the songs on here have the potential of becoming big hits on the radio. If they continue along this path, Tempt have a very bright future ahead of them.

4.5/5

Iza Raittila

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Aerosmith announced as third Download 2014 headliners

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on 6th November 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Download organisers announced this morning that Aerosmith will close the festival next year on Sunday 15th June, making the legendary rockers the third and final headliners for Download 2014. Aerosmith are one rock’s most infamous and revered bands. Fronted by the iconic partnership of frontman Steven Tyler and guitarist Joe Perry, their generation spanning career has seen them sell in excess of 150 million records, making them the best selling American rock band in history. Despite having been a band for over 40 years, their incredible, ever expanding collection of hits continues to appeal to hoards of fans both old and new. Their headline performance at Download 2014 will be their first on UK soil since 2010, speaking on their return to Donington Park, Joe Perry said:

It’s been too long since we’ve been to England and we’re sincerely f**ing charged to be coming back! See you there!

Joining Aerosmith on the main stage on Sunday 15th June as special guests will be Alter Bridge. The band released their 4th studio album, Fortress earlier this year to huge critical acclaim. It’s been the band’s highest charting album in the UK, hitting the #1 spot on the rock charts and saw them sell out arenas across the country on their recent UK tour.

Aerosmith and Alter Bridge join the previously announced Avenged Sevenfold with special guest Rob Zombie, who play on Friday 13th June and Linkin Park with special guests Fall Out Boy who play Saturday 14th June.