RavenEye "Breaking Out" Review by Brian Corn of QUOR

 

 

There has been a movement in the UK of retro based Rock 'N Roll built upon a big modern sonic wall of bass and guitar sync driven riffs. RavenEye are a stellar example of such stylings. Their EP "Breaking Out" is a full on mash up of historical heavy blues rock on a collision course with Rage Against The Machine vs. Soundgarden. The vocals of Oli Brown bleed a center focused tone and range of Miles Kennedy shaking hands with Chris Cornell. The UK based three piece has released a fantastic debut EP with "Breaking Out". I highly recommend giving it a listen particularly if your ears are in need of a direct injection of big rock guitar sounds and grooves.

 The album begins with the title track “Breaking Out”. The track is vocally bluesy and instrumentally big guitar rock hinting at the current state of American indie garage rock. Followed by a straight up old school rock anthem “Get Started”. I like the giant octave sound created by the guitars in this tune. The third track “Hey Hey Yeah” is a pop infused Rock ‘N Roll punch in the face. The verses carry this song through with strong rhythmic feel and a blues box solo that nicely pulls away from the core sections. I believe the band saved the best for last on this EP with tracks four and five. Track four is verging on a power ballad with a thoughtful chorus and a surprising breakdown that again nicely pulls the listener out of the groove and delivers you back into the big chorus. The final track “You Got It” is my personal favorite on the record. It really exemplifies the Rage Against The Machine and Soundgarden vibe that seeps into the bands work.

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