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This could, and should, be the album that does it for them.

I've been a fan of the Von Hertzen Brothers since catching them at the inaugural High Voltage Festival, and have watched amazed as insufficient numbers have taken notice to put this band where they deserve to be.

In their native Finland they headline festivals and it's simply a factual matter when they are referred to as "Finland's Number One Rock Act". It's just taking the rest of the world a while to catch up.

'New Day Rising' is their sixth studio album. It's the follow-up to 2013's well-received 'Nine Lives', which spawned a "Prog Anthem" award for the exquisite 'Flowers And Rust'. Herein, I suspect, lies the key. For while Prog is no longer a dirty word, and modern Prog happily embraces all manner of musical styles, the label still has the potential to shackle or limit cross-over appeal. The VHB have always been innovative and routinely surprised and delighted fans. But while they are "Progressive" in the true sense of the word, at heart they are a Rock band.

'...Rising' finds the band in punchy form, determined to break free from the shackles without compromise; the emphasis is very much on the song. Fans will find all elements of the VHB sound intact and given full expression – but with fresh purpose and focused intent. Out, for this album at least, goes extended brooding and lengthy compositions. In comes the power of the title track, the monster riff of 'Trouble', the more focused and pointed emotion of 'Black Rain', the quirkiness of 'Dreams' and 'Love Burns', and the hooks of (potential single) 'Hold Me Up' and 'You Don't Know My Name'.

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There's no let up in quality from start to finish. Ten crisp tracks and forty seven minutes of exciting and exemplary Rock on an album that, arguably, saves its best until last. This album consists of ten short, sharp shocks given a modern production and real kick courtesy of Grammy-nominated Garth Richardson (Biffy Clyro, Rage Against The Machine) and the superb Randy Staub (Metallica, Alice in Chains) mix.

'...Rising' is not so much a departure as a re-focusing, much in the spirit of The Pineapple Thief's 'Magnolia'. Prog tried it before when Pallas, IQ and Twelfth Night signed with major labels and tried to hone their Prog sensibilities to more mainstream commercial effect. The Von Hertzen Brothers are more likely to succeed. They already had all the bullets; now they have an album that fires them without asking too much of the casual listener.

'New Day Rising' is a creative, inventive and powerful album from a creative, inventive and powerful Rock band. This could, and should, be the album that does it for them.

Michael Anthony

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