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Isis Child have created something they can be proud of.

Apparently guitarist and song-writer Freddy Mazzucco spent 12 years playing in the U.S. before returning to the French Riviera to form his own band. Together with vocalist Nathalie Pellissier, bass player Christophe Canto and drummer Rob Hirons he founded Isis Child and, though their debut album 'Allieurs' was recorded in 2008, 'Strange Days' is the first to be created in English.

When I first saw the CD cover I must admit I was expecting a traditional female fronted goth metal band so was actually pleasantly surprised to discover a more melodic rock outfit with a slight metal edge that, at times, left me with comparisons to Nexx and occasionally Nathalie's phrasing brought Patricia Tapia to mind despite one or two accent issues. Her range is good and the vocals are well executed throughout each of the album's 12 tracks. European influences are evident on 'Strange Days' but there is certainly enough variety to keep the interest levels high and it has a commercial element that warrants success in the mainstream market.

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Mazzucco obviously has a great ear for melody and his writing is not just an excuse for self-indulgent guitar passages or soloing. 'If You Wanna Be Mine' is something of a favourite with some great keyboard flourishes, courtesy of Robert Geoffrey, in amongst the riffs and fiery solos. 'It's Always The Same' has a great structure and bounces along infectiously, containing an instant hook which is another feature of the songs on the album.

If I'm honest there aren't any real stand-out songs on 'Strange Days' but there aren't any bad ones either. Good production values, with the guitars quite predominant in a mix by Grand Design voclaist Pelle Saether, help enhance the impact and despite a lack of backing vocals at times everything seems to gel perfectly.

Granted it is nothing we have not heard before but Isis Child have created something they can be proud of and I'll be keeping an eye on their progress in the future for sure.

Dave Bott

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