Aristocrazia (Italian Webzine)
The Stone Soul Foundation have been around for almost a decade, probably at home in the States, will also have a good following, but it is my first run into "Electric Valley" had never heard of sin, I was missing a very good band.
This second disc of the formation of Syracuse arrives at a distance of five years from the publication of the debut "Into The Flames", the biography speaks of five musicians who have a wide range of influences that in fact this is seen in the eleven tracks (most two "radio edit" of the fifth and eleventh song) that draw from acts such as Black Sabbath, BLS, Alice In Chains (among many), in addition to feel comfortable exploring the area hard rock / funk classic and do not necessarily conditioned and packaged in dark shade.
The sound is engaging, have created a pretty explosive mixture, there are overwhelming the pieces for a lively look that characterizes them ("Side Walker", "Electric Valley," "Is not No Mystery," "Mountain Of Time"), songs that gap in the radio circuit for the chorus that gets in the head ("Christian" that carry the words, then a picture is not so far from a reality that applies to many "followers" of this style of thinking: "You Call Yourself a Christian, yet 'you're quick to judge. You call yourself a Christian, you still hold a grudge. Yo call yourself a Christian, you boast of your faith. Hypocrisy in the name of the holy ghost "), usability Mixed aggressive charge ("Song About You" and "Gonna Try") and the ability to touch the strings of the listener most emotionally sweet ("Window" and "They Are", the second is pleasant to hear the organ lines offered by Josh Sularski).
It 's a strong proof how sweet, compositionally elegant but not "prissy" in the way, the tracks more often enriched by the work of the two six-string solo by Jeff Wiggins and Dan Dennis, also in good shape the frames and showing a riffing rich in many aspects and facets of the creature Stone Soul Foundation, the listener knows pander.
The performance behind the microphone Sean Muldoon, in some predicaments as Ozzy oriented (if it perceives as an example in saying "leave it all behind" at the end of the chorus of "Next Flight" you would need to turn to a trusted ENT), in other rimembrante albeit distantly Layne Staley (and I must say with all sincerity that one or two names despite having listened to repeat the disc still escape me), is one that you remember because the guy is not a clone or a living of reflected light, avoid forcing the use of derivatives as a fulcrum, the lines have expressed a feeling of personal and you will follow him on more than one occasion.
Helped by a rhythmic base provided efficiently and present by Shane Stillman Paradise on drums and Doug on bass, fitting and follow the evolution of the songs impeccably handing their dynamics in support of the guitars, and a job done with the mixer the trappings owed by Mr. Alex Perialas (Overkill "Feel The Fire" with Anthrax "Spreading The Disease" and SOD for "Speak Inglese Or Die" and a "New Order" Testament among many of you say anything?), the framework put in an album by the values ??above the vulgar media as "Electric Valley" is complete.
Do you want to escape and you are missing the key to do this? Inserted into the reader's Stone Soul Foundation and leave behind the various paranoid, a little 'good music always has a positive effect on mood.
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