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Band
WildeStarr
Title
Beyond the Rain
Type
LP/EP
Company
Scarlet
YOR
2017
Style
Traditional
12/23/2017 - Review by: Frank Hill
Classic, aggressive, and muscular
Coming off the Edgar Allen Poe influenced 2012 release 'A Tell Tale Heart', metal journeyman Dave Starr (Vicious Rumors, Chastain) has given us fans who like their heavy metal classic, aggressive, and muscular, another solid release--'Beyond the Rain'. This beast is fed with beefy riffs, pounding skins, and wide-open vocals from London Wilde who often sounds like and hits in the high range of Geoff Tate and Fates Warning's early singer, John Artch. The songs are London's cathartic expression of pain, torment, hope, and love based on the real life tragic suicide of her brother Gary in 2012. As such, there's plenty of clensing in water, light, and blood. Title track "Beyond the Rain" and passionate "Double Red" recall Bruce Dickinson's Roy Z-era work and get your repeat button ready for the speedy "Pressing the Wires" and the tremendous "When the Night Falls". At times, it feels the production harmonies could have been dialed back, but this is about as tough as old school melodic metal gets. Within the suffering, WildeStarr is the denim and leather that's reaching up with horns high in the air.
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Beyond the Rain
2017
Scarlet
Frank Hill12/23/2017
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