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For an independently released and self-produced album, the sound quality is extraordinarily good.

I confess to having no idea of the strength of the Rock scene in Bulgaria. I would assume that it has a long way to go to catch up with its Northern European counterparts, but if this album is a good representation of what is on offer then it's one that may have potential.

A Female-Fronted quintet, Sevi the band revolves around Sevi the impressive vocalist and principal song-writer, real name Svetlana Bliznakova. They released debut 'What Lies Beyond' in 2012, but have undergone numerous personnel changes to arrive at the line-up of Dessislava Markova (keyboards), Delyan Ketipov (guitars), Rally Velinov (bass) and Pavlin Ivanov (drums) that features on sophomore effort 'The Battle Never Ends'.

Initially displaying a contemporary yet commercial Heavy Rock sound, it's hard not to draw comparisons to the mighty Halestorm on the opening numbers 'Don't Hesitate', 'Screw You, Honey' and 'One Time Thing', maybe with a little Evanescence thrown in, while the keyboard sound on the former brings to mind Nemesea.

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However, further into the album the choruses get a little bigger and an even more commercial Groove-laden Pop/Rock style surfaces on 'Bitter Of Taste', 'Crazy' and 'Supernatural'. 'Goodbye', the stand-out tune 'Destiny', 'On My Own' and the ballad 'Not A Crime' hit excellent AOR heights, with only the closing title-track returning to the heavier sound of the opening numbers – it's almost like an album in three separate movements, but it works.

For an independently released and self-produced album, the sound quality is extraordinarily good, while the accompanying promo videos for '...Hesitate' and '...Own' are impressively made for a band with no label to give financial assistance, demonstrating a genuine passion and belief for what they wish to achieve.

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