REVOLUTION SAINTS

(UNITED STATES)

RISE

(2020)
LABEL:

FRONTIERS RECORDS

GENRE:

MELODIC HARD ROCK

TAGS:
80's, Easy-Listening
"For all those who fell for the Journey and Night Ranger albums, it would be a sin to miss this beautiful object."
LYNOTT (20.01.2020)  
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Third opus of the Revolution Saints that this "Rise" eagerly awaited by Journey's fans, so much the combo is inspired by it. "Turn Back Time", the first opus of the Yanks released in 2015 was successfull. "Light In The Dark", released two years later, had left us somewhat disappointed. Which one of these works will the newest release lean towards? To find out, follow us, the truth is not elsewhere. 

If Revolution Saints looks so much like Journey, it is undoubtedly the fault of Deen Castronovo. The former drummer of the aforementioned band, who was also a backing vocalist at the time, has indeed kept visibly indelible traces of his family of origin. As now a frontman, he interprets, thanks to his voice timbre close to that of Steve Perry and Arnel Pineda (two of Journey's singers), the compositions of Rev Saints - as his followers call them. These come from the imagination of Aldrich, bassist/co-singer Jack Blades (Night Ranger) and a keyboardist Allessandro Del Vecchio (Hardline). 

About the style, "Rise" won't surprise you. We are here, as with his two older brothers, transported under the 80's sun, on the beaches of melodic hard rock. The arrangements are chiseled, the melodies catchy, the production classy (thank you Mr Del Vecchio) and Aldrich is totally unleashed. His soli are legion and a real pleasure for our eardrums. 

"Rise" could be Journey's record that should have come out between "Escape" and "Frontiers". Half hard FM/half AOR, the album offers eleven tracks that are almost all hits. The huge 'When The Heartache Has Gone', the jostling and abrupt eponymous title, the almost pop 'Talk To Me' and 'It's Not The End (It's Just The Beginning)' and its Dantesque solo are among the first ones. The mid-tempo 'Price We Pay' where Blades rubs shoulders with Castronovo on the microphone, the hyper-melodious 'Coming Home', the ballad 'Closer' and the poignant 'Eyes Of A Child' co-written with Tomy Shaw (Styx), are among the second ones. 

Revolution Saints has, this time, given a worthy successor to 'Turn Back Time'. "Rise' contains beautiful melodies, vocal performances and exceptional six-string prowess. For all those who fell for the Journey and Night Ranger albums, it would be a sin to miss this beautiful object.
- Official website

TRACK LISTING:
01. When The Heartache Has Gone
02. Price To Pay
03. Rise
04. Coming Home
05. Closer
06. Higher
07. Talk To Me
08. It's Not The End (it's Just The Beginning)
09. Million Miles
10. Win Or Lose
11. Eyes Of A Child

LINEUP:
Deen Castronovo: Chant / Batterie
Doug Aldrich: Guitares
Jack Blades: Basse
   
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