KEEP ROCKIN' - Into The Unknown

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Artrock | Heft: Jahrgang 2013, eclipsed Nr. 152 / 7-8-2013 | VÖ-Jahr: 2013 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Lynx Music | Autor: AS

Pretty unusual name for an art rock band. Keep Rockin' was founded in 2008 in Wloclawek, Poland, where they played at the local cultural centre. In 2010 and 2011 they entered the studio to record material for their debut album. Guests included Zbyszek Florek, Quidam's keyboardist, and Czarek Bregier, guitarist for After.... In 2013, the sextet decided to record English versions of the songs in order to present them to the rest of the world via the Krakow label Lynx. That's good, because "Into The Unknown" captivates the listener with a varied mixture of (hard) rocky to metallic foundations, moving lyrical passages with guitar arpeggios, epic vocals and spherical keyboards. The album sounds like a unified whole, even if it comes up with little surprises every now and then. For example, a slap bass sounds in "My Destiny", which also flashes desparate moments à la R.E.M.. From time to time the rhythm devil also rides the band, as Artrocker would like it to be. Please more from this stately style palette, boys!

Top track: My Blood - Your Tears

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