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The key to finding any enjoyment in what is offered is in how you react to the vocals.

It’s easy to be taken in by a bands biography when it mention comparisons to Ann Wilson of Heart, right to the point of quoting Glenn Hughes saying “Salem, you sing higher than that bird from heart!’

Let’s get one thing straight singer Salem Jones does not sound like Ann Wilson, a closer comparison would Sass Jordan or Alanis Morissette.

Opening track ‘Freewill’ has strong links to something Skunk Anansie might have recorded but sounds so disjointed that the song loses all its direction from the word go!

Take ‘Immortality’ which sounds like two songs pieced together and is an incoherent mess of ideas. Its clear Salem Jones has a strong voice but is in my opinion an unforgiving and acquired taste.

Having toured with Glenn Hughes, the man guests on ‘Go Home and Melt’ but I’m afraid is little more than a curiosity piece. His vocals sound like he phoned them in and would be one for the collectors only.

The band play solidly and inject large doses of funk and soul mixed with an almost grunge feel to the choruses.

Most of the songs plod along in the same vein and to be honest the key to finding any enjoyment in what is offered is in how you react to the vocals.

It may be I am the wrong person to review this and I always keep an open mind in all genre’s of music.
Unfortunately in this case I found One Soul Thrust just left me cold.

Ray Paul

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