Fireworks

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It's a mixed bag of styles, but there's consistent high energy and decent performances from the band.

Here's a band made up of members from Belgium and South Africa. Not your normal, go-to Heavy Rock countries, and as a result, what you get is something that ducks beneath the mainstream and does it a bit differently. It mixes Classic Hard Rock sounds with lots of heavy groove, and a more Modern Alternative Metal slant. Jon Buckley and Vincent Weynen were teenage friends in South Africa back in the eighties and they are responsible for the song-writing. Their influence and guitar playing is what gives it the more established Classic Rock feel, whereas Belgian singer Peter Evrard brings the more modern Alt Metal stance.

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The songs sound like they may have been written over a long period of time, as they flit from one style to another throughout the disc, making it hard to pin down exactly what kind of band they are. There's modern Alt Metal on the likes of 'Erased', 'Disappear You' and 'When Ya Down', with meaty, aggressive riffs and angst-ridden post nineties vocals that occasionally verge on hardcore. Then they sound very different, like a throwback Sleaze band from the LA Strip on 'Amphetamine', 'Unscathed' and the Ratt sounding 'You're Killing Me' and 'Dysfunctional'. 'Love Hate' is like an early, heavier Nickelback, and on 'Dark Angel Princess' Evrard comes across like a sweary version of REM's Michael Stipe. 'Get Myself Free' and 'Someday' have good melodic hooks, while 'I Am The Light' has a noughties Pop-Punk likeability.

It's a mixed bag of styles, but there's consistent high energy and decent performances from the band.

Duncan Jamieson

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