Raveneye album review by AEGES
After a recent interview with guitarist Cory Clark from AEGES (Coming Soon), I asked Cory if he was interested in writing an album review for the new “Nova” album by former guest RavenEye.
Written by: Cory Clark from AEGES
I love a good 3 piece. There's a lot of sonic ground to cover with just 3 dudes. These guys confidently pull it off. It’s not as easy as it looks, everything each player does matters more when the layers are more limited. And I'm not hearing a ton of overdubs on this record, just thick tone, tastey playing, and keeping it real like an actual power trio. I'm looking forward to seeing these guys live for that main reason. The drummer has a great energy and he's driving the bus on the more rocking tunes. But for me, new bands are hit or miss depending on the singer, and I was stoked to hear Oli Brown effortlessly belt in any register he chooses. A solid rhythm section and a great front man=instant fan, in my world.
Oh, and not to be overlooked is the cover artwork. It's like some space constellation in the form of a sexy lady body that’s giving birth to a bunch of artist hands that are painting flowers. Yeah I stared at it for a while.
"Hero" has some of that Foo Fighters- The Color And The Shape era vibe and energy with its cool guitar lines and chromatic chord changes underneath catchy, well delivered chorus vocals.
"Inside" reminds me of Royal Blood and Arctic Monkeys but with more energy and angst. After the cool riffing, it rips into a big and urgent sounding chorus that's a little more epic then you might expect.
"Oh My Love" is a Hendrixy, heavy, swampy, fuzzed out jam suited for business time with your mistress.
Bottom line is, these dudes can rock, AND look sexy while doing it.