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Orchestral Rock

Billy Moffat has released his symphonic masterpiece, Through the Eyes of God, featuring Davie Brockett.

Scottish-born composer Billy Moffat brought plenty of his experience touring the globe with the show, One Night of Queen, to his latest release, Through the Eyes of God, featuring Davie Brockett on guitar.

Starting with dramatic neo-classic keys, there are no hints in the production to warn that the stunning crescendos will soon give way to over-driven scuzzed-up guitar solos that easily match the furore in an Apocalyptica track. Davie Brockett’s searing solos blazon the professional instrumental score with even more virtuosic stripes.

Though the Eyes of God is, quite literally, a jaw-droppingly symphonic masterpiece that will easily leave you ensnared by the sheer nuance and Moffat’s ability to compose a score that will put your rhythmic pulses under instant command.

The orchestral release is now available to stream via SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia

edja’s debut single makes us all very ‘happy’ indeed

26-year-old singer-songwriter edja’s self-released debut debut single ‘Happy’ (released 3rd January) is a crashing, contemporary upbeat rock track taking the pain and destruction of a relationship breakdown and turning it around, highlighting the strength and growth which comes with change and personal resilience.

The track perfectly showcases edja’s voice, marrying her vocal delivery and excellent lyrical storytelling to the excellent guitar and piano work of collaborator (and fellow Italian) Luca Chessa, who arranged, mixed, and mastered the track along with edja.

It’s a great debut single, upbeat, catchy, and modern, reminiscent of The Cardigans, maybe a touch of Texas in the arrangement, or the Cranberries, edja’s vocal powerful and distinctive over the chugging guitar and thundering drums. ‘Happy’ really does bode well for edja for 2021.

You can follow edja on Instagram.

Review by Alex Holmes

Cultural Vultures offer Alt Rock fans smooth bluesy redemption with a view of their ingenuity in action

Any true audiophile of the Alternative inclination will be as enraptured as we were by the invitation to watch Cultural Vultures live in the studio.

The voyeuristic view into their ingenuity starts with striking classical strings before the smooth bluesy, funk-deep Louisiana swamp sound takes hold of the seriously nuanced soundscape in the first track. If you thought Jim Jones was charismatic, just wait until you get to hear the redemption which the ‘live from the studio’ video has to offer.

Offering discernible talent is one thing, but Cultural Vultures offer so much more than a showcase of talent. Their magnetically captivating sound is an absolute pleasure to get lost in. I think I nearly forgot the real world existed.

You can watch the aural alchemy being weaved for yourselves via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Anthony J Fink – Ageless Minds: Soul-Soaked Alt Rock

Michigan-based Rock artist Anthony J Fink has always had a distinctive approach songwriting, and the perfect introduction to their romantically rendered style is their recently released single “Ageless Minds”.

Ageless Minds kicks off with a stunningly pensive piano melody to introduce Anthony J Fink’s evocatively raw yet harmonically smooth vocals which make it all too easy to feel the weight of the lyrics.

The semi-orchestral single borrows a few elements from 80s Power Ballads, but the rhythmic intricacies found within the instrumental arrangement leaves it firmly in the realms of Rock.

I can’t tell you how refreshing it is to hear a Rock artist pouring this much of their soul into their sound. But I can tell you to experience it for yourselves. Go do it.

You can check out Anthony J Fink’s latest single via Reverb Nation.

Review by Amelia Vandergast