LIFTIME IN THE HEART
Produced by: Mystery Bloom
Released: OUT NOW / Website
Mystery Bloom are the first signing to new American melodic rock label Chavis Records.|
The band were formed in 1994 and this is their debut album.
Their sound is mixed, with some traditional straight up melodic hard rock mixed with other classic rock influences, like the band's penchant for heading into retro/Led Zeppelin territory.
Their approach is a tough, no nonsense one, with a tight, tough sound, with no bells or whistles getting in the way. It's very stripped back, raw melodic rock, but with some good hooks nevertheless.
Lifetime In The Heart is definitely the stand out melodic rock track of the album, this is where the guys sound their best.
In other places the music is a little too varied. Sometimes it's funky, sometimes a little retro, occasionally acoustic, but there's lots of rock too.
The production is not as great as it could be.
The songs are solid, but at times the bass track is so loud, it almost destroys the speakers and the drum track is also a little annoying in places. It's the mix, not the band, but it needs mentioning.|
It's one of the best album covers of the year, but the music fails to match first impressions.
|PRODUCTION: 69%||SONGS: 75%||VIBE: 60%||ATTITUDE: 75%||ESSENTIAL FOR: Fans of American melodic rock with a twist/retro vibe.|