Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Seventrain : S/T (2014)

Seventrain is a blues/hard rock band that performed for the first time in the fall of 2012 in San Diego, California at a memorial show for the late Vincent John Crudo, (otherwise known as “Big Vinnie”), who was a respected local sound technician and bass player in the Southern California area.

The band consists of Eric Horton (Cage) on guitars, Jon Campos on lead vocals, Joel Maitoza (24-7 Spyz , Atlantic/Eastwest Records) on drums, Jef Poremba (Coffi Baker…yes, Ginger Baker’s son, 6ONE9) on guitars and Greg Rupp on bass (My Middle Finger and 6ONE9). Eric Horton is known from his work with the band Cage, his high skilled abilities as a guitarist and his abilities to write good and well-crafted songs. So, what do we have to expect here from this new band is a really solid album that is influenced by bands such as Badlands, Stone Sour and Audioslave.

After a couple of spins, I have to say that I enjoyed this album a lot! The Badlands influences are all over the album and Jon Campos is doin' an excellent job regarding of the vocals. The musicianship is top notch and you are going to hear some really killer hard rock stuff in an old-fashion way! Another highlight here is the guitar work; man, this guy can sure deliver a killer heavy riff and some brilliant and inspired solos!! "Bleeding" is a huge heavy rocker, very Badlands-esque that include a monstrous riff and some powerful and in-your-face vocal lines! "Trouble" rocks good, reminds me of Audioslave, while in "How Does It Feel" we have the absolute highlight here!! This is a catchy and extremely melodic mid-tempo song with a great guitar work that made me push the repeat button several times! "Never" has a nice groove in it and the melodic tune of "Let It Out" is among my personal favorites from this album.

All in all, this is a solid album all the way!! These guys achieved to mix the 80's hard rock sound along with a fresh and bit 'modern' approach and the final result is really great! Keep on rockin' guys!
Heavy Paradise's Rating : 8,5/10

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait for the CD to come out. These guys rock