Friday, November 21, 2014

Empire 21 / Empire 21 (2014)

Empire 21 is a new heavy rock band that all its members have a strong background in the hard rock/metal scene. As I said, all the members are experienced from international bands including NARNIA, Darkwater, Rob Rock, Harmony and many more. The band was originally founded by drummer Tobias Enbert and singer Germ├ín Pascual who were both part of the 2009 touring lineup of CJ Grimmark’s band NARNIA.

The album was mixed by Tobias Lindell [Europe, Mustasch, Hardcore Superstar] and mastered by Thomas "Plec" Johansson [Scar Symmetry, Watain, Divinefire].

"When You Are Falling" kicks-off the things here in a 'modern' heavy way. This is a very good modern track that includes a really impressive guitar riff, solo and powerful vocal lines. Next, in "I Can't" we have a 'darker' tune but with some 'clever' melodic 'touches' while in "Traveler" the heavy parts alternate harmoniously with some softer moments and, at the end, this track leaves a sweet taste in your ears. "100 Nights" is one of the debut highlights; a fast-paced rocker with attitude that takes no prisoners!! Great stuff!! Check out, also, the extremely catchy chorus line of "Would You" and "Heard It Call" and you'll discover a solid record all the way.

Empire 21 with this album achieves to release a strong effort that will please every fan of the guitar driven heavy rock sound. 
Heavy Paradise's Rating : 8/10

Track Listing :
1. When You're Falling
2. I Can't
3. All Is Lost
4. Traveler
5. Empire 21
6. 100 Nights
7. Heard It All
8. This Is My Story
9. Calling
10. Would You

11. No Matter The Winds Of Change

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