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monkey
Stoke On Trent
365 posts
Reg: 18/2-06
Posted: 2012-10-02 12:38   » Email
First Official Review of "UNBROKEN" by Firebrand Magazine, link below

The Only Sane Man
Northants, UK
54 posts
Reg: 2/6-11
Posted: 2012-10-02 13:22
Wow - great stuff!

Bet you're all chuffed to bits with that one. What a great start. Hopefully the first of many Smile

Well done guys Smile
Scotty
Earth
20 posts
Reg: 1/5-06
Posted: 2012-10-02 22:28   » Email
Great Review!

Laughing
NP: Welfare State - Ultrasound

DAZZ
STOKE ON TRENT
94 posts
Age: 45 years
Reg: 8/2-07
Posted: 2012-10-03 09:44   » Website   » Email
That is an Awesome review! Well done guys Smile

Giles
Cheshire
746 posts
Reg: 5/5-06
Posted: 2012-10-03 10:03
The title track ?Unbroken? takes a slightly more progressive route, with the cleaver use of keyboards to add further impact to David Hills vocals and is arguably the best song that Demon have released in a very long time ~ I would even go as far to say it gives ?Night of The Demon? a good run for it?s money as to being the best song that they have ever produced.


Slightly overstated, but I concur with the sentiment. I think it is possibly the best up-tempo heavy-rocker Demon have done...and has now edged Hurricane for me.

If Dave only worked with a riff, then he clearly has a talent for moulding basics into fully-fledged songs.
demon drummer
stoke
383 posts
Reg: 6/3-11
Posted: 2012-10-03 10:24
Ace reviews of my personal favourite track off UNBROKEN cant wait to play this live ,giles when i present dave with an idea its a complete song guitar bass drums,sometimes keys,and in a finished form ie intro verse chorus etc not just a riff.

He then takes it away and does what he does best...we may then add a verse or take away a double chorus until the song feels okay to us ..

Giles
Cheshire
746 posts
Reg: 5/5-06
Posted: 2012-10-03 11:10
In that case, nice work Neil. Did you write the vocal melody as well?
[Edited 2012-10-03 11:12]
larky
Savona - Italy
69 posts
Age: 48 years
Reg: 9/9-12
Posted: 2012-10-03 11:10   » Email
Great!
demon drummer
stoke
383 posts
Reg: 6/3-11
Posted: 2012-10-03 12:43
When your writing songs and you listen back time and time again you do get melody ideas in your head,i never sing them to dave unless he asks me to, he does the majority of vocal melodies however we did work together on this album alot.

Giles
Cheshire
746 posts
Reg: 5/5-06
Posted: 2012-10-03 13:53
The vocal melody is the top-line in rock and pop, and arguably the most significant component of a track because of this. Many people say 'oh he/she just wrote the words'; that is a ludicrous thing to say, what they mean is that not only did they write lyrics (which is hard to do anyway), BUT they wrote the line that makes the song. Without a vocal melody the track could sound the same as many other pieces, and indeed have very little appeal at all - try it! For example, Unbroken without Dave's vocal track would sound very like 'Bark at the Moon' without Ozzy or even 'Looks that Kill' without Vince Neil.

It's a great skill to do - try it! Play some chords and think of a melody that will make it appeal and 'glue' it together.
demon drummer
stoke
383 posts
Reg: 6/3-11
Posted: 2012-10-03 16:35
Couldnt agree more i have said this many times ,theres no new chords ...or genres... at the moment in rock metal i
think its got as heavy and as fast as it can get,im not to fond of the real heavy screamy shouty type bands that are currently out,but even slipknot as heavy as they are, still have a melody that sticks in your head pantera also did this on there albums..walk is a classic for me.

When demon met to talk about the latest album we just aimed at making a well produced catchy album nothing to clever ,just straight ahead classic rock,a genre that seems timeless to me and in some cases the bands of this style are getting better with age...MAGNUMS albums a cracker for instance..melody is king .

Lyric writing is a total differant gift and one which for me dave hill excells at,its so easy to write complete shite or moon in june pap and so difficult to convey feelings moods images,daves one of the best for me .

Giles
Cheshire
746 posts
Reg: 5/5-06
Posted: 2012-10-04 09:21
GOOD post Neil - in my opinion.

I haven't heard Magnum's new album, but apparently it is being rated highly.

Dave Hill has that talent with melody and words, and that is why it will always sound like 'Demon' if he is involved.

DAZZ
STOKE ON TRENT
94 posts
Age: 45 years
Reg: 8/2-07
Posted: 2012-10-04 20:51   » Website   » Email
I have the new Magnum album and after a few listenings, it is a solid album.

Giles
Cheshire
746 posts
Reg: 5/5-06
Posted: 2012-10-05 08:33
I will get it Dazz; I think there ia only a couple of Magnum albums I haven't got. Seen them about 20 times and met Bob, Tony many times - great band.

Giles
Cheshire
746 posts
Reg: 5/5-06
Posted: 2013-01-18 09:50
I got Magnum's new album (On the 13th Day) and it's not bad at all. I wouldn't rave about it, but it's better than a lot of hard melodic rock released these days in my opinion. Riff on the opening track (All the Dreamers) is a cracker!
NP: All the Dreamers - Magnum
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