Fireworks

All Too Human - 'Juggernaut' http://rocktopia.co.uk/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x200s/91/91/49/3229_alltoohumanjuggernaut_1359675031.jpg Hot

Added by Central Electronic Brain     January 31, 2013    
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
3547   0   1   0   0   0

Artist

Title

Label

Much to recommend.

All Too Human is a diverse band based in the United States and comprising Clint Walker (lead guitar), Maurice Taylor (bass), Chris Lucci (drums) while exercising his vocal chords (we have met him previously, for instance, on ‘Airs’ and in Images Of Eden and Orphan Project) is Gordon Tittsworth, whose recorded debut with the band this is. Two earlier self-produced and self-financed albums, ‘Entropy’ (2004) and ‘Forever And A Day’ (1998) each had different vocalists. Keyboard flourishes on several tracks are provided by Cristian G.van Schuerbeck who performed live with the band when they appeared at ProgPower Europe in 2004 and is still associated with them.

On ‘Juggernaut’ we find the band very much in progressive metal territory and the ten tracks (including a remix of the amazing 8-minute instrumental ‘Arrythymia’ from ‘Entropy) is something of a tour-de-force by the band and one that can be recommended to those of you who find succour in the genre. The title track is first up, and as the shortest offering here is a buoyant, crunchy, riff-infused song, and even has some vocal roars (settle down: they do not appear on any of the other songs!) before settling into an infectious groove. ‘Thorn In My Side’ features a great vocal performance from Tittsworth (indeed, it is excellent throughout) and this song highlights a Kings X meets Symphony X vibe that is also discernible on some later numbers (both vocally and instrumentally). ‘Rumble’ is a snarling monster of a track, but incorporates some widdly guitar moments to otherwise alleviate its intensity. ‘Ruffian’ is another pummelling riff fest, but includes an unexpected and quite blessed synth section!

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


‘Cut Me’ is one of the album’s standout tracks and second longest, and in true prog metal style keeps the listener paying attention with its myriad tempo and stylistic changes. For me, however, closing the track with a great guitar solo that fades is an utter travesty! ‘Never Enough’ also inexplicably fades after providing a wonderful power/prog metal master class. ‘Burden’, one of the more melodic and mellow numbers is yet another track brought to a conclusion with a fade; I really do feel there was more to be developed here. The wonderfully titled ‘Insurgent’ is just that; one of the heaviest tracks, it worms its way into the consciousness while ‘Catharsis’ is not quite the antidote to the preceding tracks its title might suggest. Instead it’s another fascinatingly successful prog metal maestrom with lots of ideas thown into the melting pot: and is another standout – as is the 2012 remix of ‘Arrythymia’ that rounds off the album.

‘Juggernaut’ is currently only available digitally (look at www.alltoohuman.net for details) but I understand the band is hoping to attract label interest for a physical release. It’s got an excellent production and notwithstanding too many tracks unnecessarily (in my opinion!) ending with a fade, has much to recommend it.

Paul Jerome Smith

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

<<  April 2019  >>
 Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su 
  1  2  3  4  5  6  7
  8  91011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930     

Search Here

Shout Here

Latest Message: 1 month, 1 week ago
  • Hombre 444 : Got mine reading it now,best Rock Mag out on Market by far.
  • Berny : Fireworks #86 is out now!
  • Johns Band : Happy New year Everyone. Will the music film return.
  • Rocktopia Te : The Rocktopia Team would like to wish you a Merry Christmas! :)
  • Rocktopia Te : Fireworks #85 is out now!
  • Berny : @Bill24: Please follow the instructions at «link» or contact me directly at «email»
  • Bill24 : I cannot unzip the mp3's asking for a password. Same one I use to login with? Please someone help. Thanks.
  • SeaDog57 : thanks Berny
  • Berny : The FREE PDF version of Fireworks #82 is still available, including 88 (!!) bonus MP3 songs Just click on the banner on top of the site. Already 800+ downloads and counting!
  • Berny : @SeaDog57: Apologies! Link was fixed, CD 84 is now available from the FIREWORKS menu on top of the page (for registered members only). Thanks & best wishes, B :)
  • SeaDog57 : Doesn't seem to be a download for bonus cd 84 just 2 identical versions of Bonus CD 83?
  • Rocktopia Te : Interviews with Lordi, Dee Snider, W.A.S.P., Myles Kennedy and many more. Check out the Fireworks & Rocktopia interview sections!
  • Berny : We are proud to premiere the new lyric video by MASS! Check out the news section.
  • Berny : Hi biggywiggymusic: Sorted out, apologies for the delay.
  • biggywiggymu : Hi I just ordered download of 84 - took my PayPal and then it said I didn't pay. Have the transaction number. Can someone help?
  • Rocktopia Te : Fireworks #84 is out now!!
  • amcc1888 : Thanks Berny
  • Berny : @amcc1888: Please check your mail. Many thanks, B.
  • amcc1888 : Hi There i have ordered Fireworks Issue 83 and paid by PayPal but you have charged me twice but the download has not appeared in my account...also sent you a web contact message..anyone there to help me thanks Tony
  • Berny : We proudly present the new lyric video by AMERICAN TEARS, pls. check out our newsfeed!
  • Rocktopia Te : There are now 500 live reviews on Rocktopia! Check out the latest ones, incl. Iron Maiden, Steven Tyler and Steelhouse Festival 2018!
  • Berny : @Transmet1972: Purchases were added to your account. Sorry for the troubles, not sure why you are still having issues with the DL store. Pls. check your mail. Many thanks & best wishes, B.
  • Transmet1972 : Sent another email re new purchase. Same download issue. Thanks.
  • Berny : @Transmet1972: Support received your message, I already sent a reply.
  • Transmet1972 : Site wont allow me to send ticket to support.
  • Transmet1972 : I cant access the files for 2 downloadable mags i purchased. Site wint
  • Graham : Hi guys i wonder if anyone knows what happend to Greg Parker who formed the band Ozz that released 2 Lps in 1980,
  • Berny : HEAVEN'S TRAIL premiere their new lyric video on Rocktopia. Check out the news section ... «link»
  • Rocktopia Te : @Berny did another lyric video for ROYAL HUNT. Pls. check out our news aection and watch the video on YouTube ... «link»
  • Hysteria : @ Rocktopia Team: GREAT SONG & VIDEO!!! Thanks for sharing!

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