Fireworks

CD Reviews

Mass - 'New Birth' http://rocktopia.co.uk/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x200s/db/66/25/1836_massnewbirth_1325701896.jpg Hot

Added by Central Electronic Brain     January 04, 2012    
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
4478   0   1   0   0   0

Artist

Artist

Title

Anniversary edition of the original 1985 release.

This is an anniversary edition of the original 1985 release of 'New Birth' and to anyone who picked up a copy of the recently released ''Fighter' some of these songs will be familiar. For example, 'Too Far Gone' and 'Voyager (Look For The Edge)' were both on that release, though here on 'New Birth' they sit more comfortably with the accompanying songs all written at the time.

'Too Far Gone' has all the youthful excitement of a band ready to take on the world, and though some may make mention of the heavy reverb in the production it gives the song a fresh powerful sound. The wonderful 'Crying Alone' could almost be classic Angel except this band have there own identity and Lois St August's vocals cut through the air with complete clarity and purpose . This song has it all, powerhouse vocals, wonderful melodies and some killer guitar work from Gene D'ltria that just hits you square in the face. The winning formula of 'Time' will keep this song on anyone's play list who fell in love with bands like Starz, Legs Diamond or again Angel; yes people it really is that good!

Much has been mentioned about the band's most commercial released single 'Do You Love Me'; yes it was aimed at radio play but it's a classic slice of 'Sinful' era Angel, all pomp and rock n roll and quite wonderfully delicious.

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site


Title track 'New Birth' is a little more back on track and you can here the Stryper comparisons though Mass are a far superior band in my opinion. The lyrics in this song ring true and the band use their faith subtlety to get a message across of a better world in the waiting. What struck me in the band's delivery is each instrument has its moment of taking centre stage, Kevin Varrio and Joey ''Vee'' Vadala lock together on 'Left Behind' in a furious rhythm section, while the explosive style of guitarist Gene D'ltria is quite splendid in all the departments of this song. Far too many releases these days have a wall of sound production that lacks this distinction. Louis St August shines on the classic 'Voyager (Look For The Edge)' and he takes his vocals into another stratosphere, his voice cutting through the barrage of guitar riffs but never losing sight of the melody or the strength of the song. Another stab at a ballad with 'Day Without You'' is well- crafted before we close with the swagger of 'Watch Her Walk' and one really is left wondering how this release never made the mark it should have done in the rock world.

Maybe now with this anniversary issue it is the time for it to receive its just rewards in the melodic rock community.

Ray Paul

Share this on the web.

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.

 


Comments (0)add comment

Write comment

security image
Write the displayed characters


busy

Member Login



Calendar

<<  September 2020  >>
 Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su 
   1  2  3  4  5  6
  7  8  910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
282930    

Search Here

Shout Here

Latest Message: 1 day, 8 hours ago
  • Berny : @rgilman: Please check your e - mail for download instructions.
  • rgilman : Hello I bought the Deep Purple issue how do I download it? Thanks
  • Berny : @jharper36: Please check your e - mail.
  • jharper36 : Hi, i purchased the download of issue #92. How do I download it?
  • Berny : @loudjlopez: Sorry for the troubles, pls. check your mail. Many thanks!
  • loudjlopez@m : Any word on my digital download of issue 91. Paid on Saturday. It is Tuesday. Thanks
  • loudjlopez@m : Paid for Fireworks #91 for digital download. No word since Saturday and it is Monday.
  • Berny : @fdr: Magazines were sent on Monday. Thanks for your purchase and best regards, B. :)
  • fdr : Hi, yesterday (august 12th) I sent you a payment for 21GBP for the purchase of issues 91 and 82 of Fireworks magazine. (code 7D3182072X778721A) but still haven't received a word od confirmation. Can you please check?
  • Rocktopia Te : @kbm1983: Currently, all orders have to be be processed manually. This could take a few hours. Sorry for the delay, you shoulkd have received a mail containing download instructions by now. @ all: Pls. do not worry in case you see a PayPal transaction error message. Your order was received, pls. do not order the magazine twice. Many thanks for your understanding!
  • kbm1983 : Hi, I bought #91 earlier today but its still not in my downloads. Can you check it out please. Thanks!
  • Rocktopia Te : @ Man Shaped Wolf: You should have received a mail containing download instructions yesterday. Sorry for the delay!
  • Man Shaped W : Hey, same as defron but for 91 :) excited to read our review
  • Berny : @Defron: Can you pls. check your mail? Many thanks, B. :)
  • Defron : Hi guys. Bought #90 couples of hours ago but still not in my downloads . Can you check pls regards Ro
  • Berny : @SoCal Rocker: Welcome back! There are 50 free issues of Fireworks Magazine for you (and of course all other Rocktopians) to download. Check out the news on the frontpage. Stay happy, safe & healthy. Best wishes to California!
  • SoCal Rocker : Hello from Burbank CA, I had to change my name and PW. How's anyone doing?
  • Rocktopia Te : @davidputnam: Could you please check your email? Many thanks & best regards, RT
  • davidnputnam : I ordered 86 - 90 and received paypal receipt, but cant find in downloads. Please advise.
  • davidnputnam : I ordered 86 - 90, but cant find in Downloads. i have the paypal receipt.
  • Berny : @rarock: Glad we were able to sort this out. Thanks for your purchase!
  • rarock : Hi there. I have similar problem with Issue 90, payed by Paypal, but doesnt show in Orders or in Downloads. Thanks for help
  • KI2000 : Thanks Fireworks Magazine and Rocktopia!
  • Hysteria : WOW! Thanks to the Fireworks Team for this AMAZING offer. YOU GUYS ROCK!!!! \m/ \m/
  • Rocktopia Te : Check out the Fireworks Magazine Corona quarantine give - away!
  • Johns Band : Royal Hunt new concept album in the works to be released in 2020.
  • Berny : @WardyS1: I will contact you by e - mail.
  • WardyS1 : Hi. Also purchased 90 couple days back but not in my orders have receipt. Cannot find an email to contact instead link sorry
  • Rocktopia Te : @tomandpam: Hope this is now sorted and you were able to download the magazine
  • tomandpam : I ordered a download of #90 and it's not in my orders and I have the PayPal receipt. Can you help with this? Thanks

Only registered users are allowed to post

Follow Us

FacebookTwitterYoutubeGoogle

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site