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26
Aug

GUARDIAN - Almost Home (Review)

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Guardian
Running Time: 
42
Release Date: 
2014
Released: 
Worldwide
Musical Style: 
Modern Melodic Rock
Score: 
85
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Welcome back Guardian after an absence of way too long. The brand new studio album was recorded last year after a successful crowd funding campaign, released a month or two ago to pledgers and is now available to the general public via digital download or limited edition CD.
The band has varied their style and sound over the course of their history and Coming Home sees them continue that trend, wrapping several styles up in this release, yet still managing to have a cohesive sounding record.
 
The band has definitely stepped up its modernization, with some very contemporary sounding tracks here.
Modern melodic rockers Boom She Said and The Real Me opening the album with a bang.
Little Things is a quirky orchestral acoustic driven track with a passionate vocal and Wonderful is almost retro/alternative until the very cool melodic chorus breaks through.
California Rain is about as eclectic as the album gets, touching on a Tuscan accordion meets modern acoustic theme. I did say it was a diverse album!
 
King of Fools is uptempo modern melodic rock with a driving beat and a good chorus.
Paranoia Kills is as heavy as I’ve heard from the band – this track really rocks and leads perfectly into the most melodic and traditionally anthemic track on the album, Price We Pay.
Free is another laid back tune that has a hard edge and an appealing moody chorus.
Almost Home is an appealing acoustic track with a Beatle-esque feel. Some beautiful guitar work on here as well as an emotional lead vocal. It’s a classy way to close the album.
 
Diverse maybe, but quality? Yes. Fans of the band will know what to expect and are going to lap up this new offering. Those that have come to know Jamie more recently via Adriangale will find a different beast here with Guardian, but the musical depth and intelligent songwriting within the new album should appeal to many.
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Thu
10
Jul

GUARDIAN TO RELEASE "ALMOST HOME" ALBUM VIA ITUNES SPECIAL RELEASE ON JULY 15

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Guardian to release "Almost Home"  album via iTunes Special Release on July 15.
(Special $4.99 price for 10-day pre-release period)

Veteran Christian Rock band Guardian will release their long-awaited album, "Almost Home" via iTunes and other digital outlets on July 15th.

The band was chosen to be a part of new special pre-release program on iTunes where fans can pre-purchase the album 10 days prior to release at a discounted price. The album was available for pre-purchase on July 5th at a specially discounted price of $4.99, leading up to the albums official street date of July 15, where it then be available for $9.99.

Two years in the making, "Almost Home" is Guardian's first full-length release in over 10 years. Funded by Kickstarter crowd-sourcing, the band completed the album in Jan. 2014 and are finally releasing it to the public.

"We are grateful to our Kickstarter backers", says bassist and founding member, David Bach. "We wanted to wait a few months to be sure we got all of our backers their copy of the album, and we're now thrilled to finally be able to release the album to the rest of the world." Vocalist Jamie Rowe says: "We were excited to see the album hit the iTunes rock charts on the day the pre-release began. To crack the top 100 at #98 with no label support or marketing push was humbling and exciting! The fans made it happen!"

A limited quantity of physical CD's will also be available on July 15th through the bands website: Houseofguardian.com

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/almost-home/id894742763

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