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“Alive” by Edge Of Paradise

The brand new EP by Edge Of Paradise is here and available on both Amazon.com and i-Tunes. You can add this digital release to your Metal library with the link below. It comes care of Independent Label Services.

“Alive” (Single) by Edge Of Paradise

Artist: Edge Of Paradise
Title: “Alive” (Single)
Label: ILS Group
Release Date: 2/4/2017
Genre: Heavy Metal
Rating: 3.5/5

A few days ago I got to share the brand new music video from the band Edge Of Paradise with their song “Alive” and in those narratives I prefer to speak about the clip more than I do the song itself since it’s a different aspect in my mind. Now let’s quickly go over the track so you can decide if you want to add it to your music library.

I found this to be slightly different from the stuff that the band has done in the recent past and there was a strong move to what we hear in a lot of other Metal bands today with the presence of a growling vocal in the back on some of the lines. Overall the riffs by Bates are sound as well as the lead break and Margarita plays with a few different styles of her melodic register. At some points she is a subtle and sensual whisper and then she soars to the skies. There is an almost Industrial feel to some of the track based on the way the rhythm plays out and overall it’s a very straightforward tune. I liked but didn’t “love” it per se, but that is just be being on the fussy side. It’s good to find the band aiming at growth.
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“Alive” (remaster) by KISS

Artist: KISS
Title: “Alive” (reissue/remaster)
Label: Mercury/Universal
Release Date: 7/15/1997
Genre: Hard Rock
Rating: 9/10

The fourth album by KISS would be the one that either made them or broke them. A number of things had been transpiring over the previous years as the band had released three studio recordings; KISS, Hotter Than Hell and Dressed To Kill. Yet despite this fact the world at large was still unaware of the impact these guys were capable of having on the larger music scene. While they had fans in the thousands they still needed to explode. The decision to not only release a live album, but a double one would be risky to say the least but in the end it worked and became one of the most popular live albums of all time. Start to finish this album would take you to a KISS concert from the announcers statement of the “Hottest Band In The World KISS!” to the bombastic explosions of the closing numbers. “Rock and Roll All Nite” would begin to get a lot of mainstream Rock radio airplay as a result of this release sending buyers to the record shops in droves. The overall power and appeal of the album provided new life for the previously released studio albums due to the exciting sound presented with their live versions on this album. As you listen to the live record you can agree that the KISS classics that reside here sound so much more vibrant in the concert setting. They were never the most musically technical bunch and it was always straight ahead rocking with a bombastic show that drove their appeal. However when you add this electricity, place some solos in for good measure and add Paul’s dynamic stage presence you have a totally win-win situation.
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