Fireworks
Error
  • JFolder::create: Could not create directory

CD Reviews

21 Octayne - 'Into The Open' http://rocktopia.co.uk/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x200s/30/11/48/21-octayne-into-the-open-23-1408989470.jpg Hot

Added by Central Electronic Brain     August 25, 2014    
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
6634   1   1   0   0   0

Artist

Title

Label

As debuts go, this is really rather good.

This is the sort of release that comes out of the blue and just blows you away. It isn’t original, it isn’t something you haven’t heard a thousand times before, but it is an album that has mountains of attitude and a “kick the listener in the nuts (if you got them that is) to grab their attention” approach to the songs. It is also the type of release that always leaves you with a big daft smile on your face when it’s finished playing. Put together by four guys who have played with the likes of Joe Perry, Paul Gilbert, Rhapsody and Axxis, 21 Octayne are a modern sounding Hard Rock act, with a smorgasbord of other influences ranging from Metal to Prog, which they have thrown together in a melting pot to create ‘Into The Open’ (more background can be found about the band in the interview found on our website Rocktopia). It is an album that hits hard and keeps on driving home the message that 21O are here to make their mark on the Rock world and with this, their debut album, they will take no prisoners in trying to do just that.

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


Opening with the strutting ‘She’s Killing Me’ is a stroke of genius; the song has attitude in spades and the hook kills, burrowing deep into your mind and refusing to let go. ‘Dear Friend’ has an almost Prog Metal riff that soon morphs into an Alter Bridge or Alice In Chains like track that sees the band’s vocalist Hagen Grohe spitting venom as he delivers an outstanding performance. ‘Don’t Turn Away’ has an almost Prong like feel, until it explodes into life and once again the band Rock big time, with heavy Funk-like bass lines and roaring guitars hitting you head on and knocking you over in their haste to get to the end of the song. Other quality tracks to look out for are ‘Me, Myself And I’ which once again showcases the band’s love for a big catchy chorus, the heartfelt ballad ‘I Will Always Be Right There’ where 21O show a different side to their musical character and finally the Power Pop/Rock of ‘Come Alive’ where the whole band put 110% of their hearts and souls into the song.

21 Octayne are a band who have come up with a debut album that has some wonderfully diverse elements on it which they seem to have been able to marry together beautifully. They can play up a storm, have great songs filled with a raucous mind-set and an attitude that says “we could take on the world and probably win.” As debuts go, this is really rather good.

Ian Johnson

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

<<  October 2021  >>
 Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su 
      1  2  3
  4  5  6  7  8  910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031

Search Here

Shout Here

Latest Message: 3 weeks ago
  • Berny : RIP Alan Lancaster! :(
  • Berny : @Barneypippa: I forwarded your mail to the Fireworks team. You should receive a reply asap.
  • Barneypippa : My magazine (#96) hasnt arrived yet - should have been here last week
  • Rocktopia Te : @bakerstreetish: Pls. check your email for download instructions.
  • bakerstreeti : Hi, I just bought digital download #96. How will I be able to receive/access it? First time on this site. Thanks!
  • zom414 : Have they been posted out yet? Not received mine yet but may have the release date wrong!
  • Johns Band : Received glossy Fireworks 96 and one of best ever. I am still looking at pictures and "Revisit The Gods AOR Festive" should be great. Probably get download from issue 101 to save on space & it is read to me from audio voice. Already got Robben Ford Instrumental album "Pure" great stuff & Freddy King singing & guitar I love, so Bernie Marsden new album I will have on Amazon Prime. If you are into 70's Rock then new Help Yourself 6 CD Boxset + info will be good for you plus expert to pay no more
  • Berny : Fireworks #96 is out now! :)
  • Berny : @Paul wiv: Pls. check your email!
  • Paul wiv : I have paid for issue 92 but it hasn't downloaded yet.
  • Berny : @Adamson: Bitte kontaktiere mich direkt, meine Mailadresse lautet «email»
  • Adamson : kann man hier auch auf Deutsch schreiben? denn ich hätte eine Frage?
  • KI2000 : Wow, issue #95 has to be the BEST one so far. Congratulations guys!!
  • Hysteria : GREAT MAGAZINE! Keep on rockin' guys!!!
  • Berny : Fireworks Magazine #95 is out now!
  • Berny : @Paul wiv: Many thanks for your purchase, pls. check your mail.
  • Paul wiv : I have bought issue 89 on download but it has not appeared on my account
  • Berny : @pomper: BOTH of your mails were forwarded to the Fireworks Team, please contact me directly at «email» should you still haven’t received a reply.
  • bpomper : trying to confirm my fireworks 94 order with no answer from team rocktopia??
  • bpomper : i ordered fireworks number 94 but never got a conformation other than my paypal receipt. can you confirm it went out. i have transaction id if you need it
  • Berny : @ALL: Should you have any questions about your Fireworks orders, pls. contact me directly at «email»
  • Berny : Hi @Stuey6666: You are using two user names on Rocktopia. All current orders were assigned to your second account, pls. check your mail again.
  • Stuey6666 : Hi Berny - ordered 4 issues last week - still not arrived - have checked spam etc not there. cheers stu
  • Berny : @Adolfo: I've also just sent you the magazine via WeTransfer. But please check you junk mail folder, the mail was definitely sent earlier today.
  • Berny : Hi @Adolfo: Have you already checked your spam folder? If the mail cannot be found, pls. contact me at «email»
  • Adolfo : «email»
  • Adolfo : My e - mail
  • Adolfo : I don't have any e - mail.
  • Berny : @Adolfo: Pls. check your e - mail for download instructions.
  • Adolfo : I have order the #94 but I can't find the download

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