Reviews 2019-11

forest field - seasonsbattersea - arguments & sentimentsThe Essential Claudio DelgiftCranston IIPhil Vincent - Hypocritelegion - rising

Time to show you another batch of reviews we are very happy to share!

  • first is Dutch site Rockportaal. Writer Hans says “with this fifth Forest Field album, Peter Cox proves our country has a lot to offer musically. This album surprised me in a positive way”
  • Next the feature of Battersea on Your Music Blog: “This is high calibre melodic power pop / pop rock with a slight alternative touch and catchy as the flu in kindergarten”
  • another Dutch one for Forest Field; White Room Reviews writer Ralf says: “The beauty of quality studio work is that one never hears only a few people were involved. Because Peter Cox has everything well organised, Seasons sounds as the result of a well rehearsed progressive rock band”
  • next are a couple from Rock Hard Slovakia. First one concerns Claudio Delgift and his the Essential release: 4/5 stars from Erik who says “”The Essential” is a quality album, where fans of not only progressive and instrumental rock come to their taste and at the same time taste the fruits of the remote fireland of Argentina”
  • Second one is for the second Cranston album who also gets a 4/5 star rating: “The second album is simply labelled with sequential number II and features eleven fresh, crunchy and striking songs”
  • last one from them is from writer Eduard and for Seasons from Forest Field. Another 4/5 stars “If you have met this project in the past and you liked their previous material, you will also like this one. “Seasons” is an aesthetically pleasing piece of music that positively surprised”
  • Also about Forest Field is Jason Ritchie and Get Ready To Rock (UK). 3 1/2 / 5 stars “Forest Field are progressing nicely with their own brand of melodic prog rock. The most rounded and enjoyable to date by them”.  The page also features an interview with Phil Vincent.
  • On the Mayfair Mall homepage you can find links to reviews for Legion, Cranston and Phil Vincent as well as reviews for distribution titles D’Ercole and Tragik. Let’s just say they love them 🙂
  • and the last ones are from The Rocker (UK) and Powerplay Magazine (UK) (wait, 4 instrumentals??) and are also for Forest Field:

the rocker - forest fieldpowerplay - forest field

 

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Chinawhite say Hello with a new lyric video

Here a track that many mums and dads will be able to relate to. Or just another chance to get to know the latest album from Chinawhite that is way too good to be ignored 🙂
Different was released in 2018 and the CD is available from our label and all formats are available in all good stores and platforms.
Enjoy!

Reviews 2019-10

souls of deaf - fortune favors the boldstamina live forest field - seasons battersea - arguments & sentimentslegion - rising

Time to give you another overview of the great reviews our releases are getting around the globe.

  • let’s start with Erik from Rock Hard SK, who gives the Souls Of Deaf debut 3.9 / 5 “strong hard rock that occasionally, but thoughtfully and enthusiastically bursts like rice pudding into the punk rock air”
  • next a very enthusiast review of Stamina‘s live album from Progressivamenteblog “a live album that can be a good calling card to start appreciating this worthy band”
  • the first review for Forest Field‘s latest opus Seasons came from DMME, a 4/5! and “this is the very nature of change, to let things run organically; this is what fuels “Seasons” and warrants its repeated spins”
  • more compliments for Stamina coming from DPRP: “a great collection of melodic prog-power metal, that will entertain existing fans and should tempt any newcomers to dig into the Stamina back catalogue”
  • Italian metallers metal.it were quite happy to explore the Battersea album “an enjoyable disk capable of citing with a certain dexterity and good taste “
  • even more positives for Battersea come from Erik at Rock Hard Sk with 4/5 stars and “The album is well recorded, it contains strong moments, it sounds good and it is very pleasant to listen to”
  • Erik also writes about Legion – Rising (3.7/5) “the album is really good, it has different moods, it has a more massive sound, louder and thick sounding guitars and fans of classical, hard metal cut American metal will surely come into its own after its first playback”
  • Dangerdog writer Craig gives Forest Field a 3.5/5 stars saying “with Forest Field’s Seasons, Peter Cox continues his consistent production of synth and guitar heavy melodic progressive rock. If you liked his previous material, you enjoy this one as well”
  • from ProgCritique Forest Field receive 4/5 stars “On the whole ” Seasons ” always presents the concern to do well and each title offers a well structured music, with sufficient developments to mobilize the attention of the listener!
  • and the last one for today also concerns Forest Field. ViriAor hands it a whopping 5/5! “Seasons repeats the band’s musical formula, although it includes heavy doses of metal, which makes it a more dynamic and appealing album. If you like records that make you leave your comfort zone as a listener, Seasons is for you. Recommended”

Thanks to all the writers!

Reviews 2019-9

Slug Comparison - When You Were Living HereThe Essential Claudio Delgift stamina livesky empire - the dark towerbattersea - arguments & sentimentslegion - risingPhil Vincent - Hypocrite

High time to give you another overview of reviews for our releases!

  • the famous Progressor site wrote 2 reviews. First one is for Slug Comparison. A 5/6 rating “it is an album that merits a check if you want to hear how much this genre have influenced music in general and what I’d choose to describe as alternative rock in particular. A prog-tinged rather than a progressive rock album if you like, but a really well made one at that”
  • Second one is for Claudio Delgift. A 5 star rating “I had never heard of Claudio Delgift until this CD arrived, which to me indicates that this is an artist that have gone under most people’s radar. I commend Rock Company for sticking their neck out for this artists, as this is music that deserves to be heard by a broader audience. Those with a particular fancy for mid to late 80’s Rush at their most accessible should probably be the first ones to track down this music for a listen”
  • Then we have Background Magazine who give Stamina a 3+ rating “Live In The City Of Power is an honest live album and shows where Stamina is now. A solid powerful progressive band, who should have gotten more attention in the past. The compositions are solid and interesting, and the instrumentalists are perfectly capable to deliver a great show. Vocalist Alessandro remains a solid voice. I would recommend buying the CD including the DVD, I guess the visual part adds something special to the music”
  • CGCM podcast have written an extensive review of Sky Empire‘s The Dark Tower: “Overall with The Dark Tower, the musicianship is just simply amazing, and very strong in all the elements this band has to offer. The songs are intelligently written, and very well composed. The band manages to change directions flawlessly throughout the album without confusing the listener. So if you’re looking for something that is new, and fresh to your ears, but still in its own way stays true to the Progressive/Metal sound that many love, then this album is definitely what you may be seeking! Take a chance, and take a journey to The Dark Tower. You won’t regret the trip!”
  • Then on to White Room Reviews! First they serve us with a Battersea review “The Netherlands have several appealing rock bands with accessible music. Battersea prove with this album they are dying to win over that public. Arguments & Sentiments shows they have the quality to achieve that”
  • Second is Phil Vincent‘s Hypocrite album “Hypocrite clearly shows that Vincent is a scene veteran. Especially the guitar playing will convince the listener”
  • And last but not least a very positive review for Stamina‘s Live In The City Of Power “Not every live album is a success. Often that depends on the quality of the recordings and with how the band performed. In Stamina’s case both aspects are top level! Add to that the wonderful music and you will understand this is a great release”
  • Dutch site Metalfan is also very positive about the Stamina release: “the playing is tight, and all instruments are well balanced and easy to hear. A big plus with this type of music, which blossoms when all instrumental details are clearly presented. That applies to the either jazzy and then neoclassical guitar solo’s, but also to the virtuoso keyboard parts. the band sounds solid. Live In The City Of Power is a fine showpiece for Stamina. And if this is your first acquaintance with the band, that is sure whets the appetite to track down their studio albums”
  • Your Music Blog on Phil Vincent: “in my book the man can do no wrong, great album!”
  • And next a couple of reviews from The Rocker:

phil vincent stamina legion

A word about illegal downloading

forest field - seasonsand so it happened again; a new release leaked to download sites before it is even officially released. Yes, one writes a very positive review about it (Seasons from Forest Field) but somehow it seems they do not realise how they are hurting independent music.
You see, Rock Company is not a big business. It is 1 guy, working several jobs to make ends meet, paying bills and running a family! Simply trying to get his invested money back. And spending copious amounts of time and money on releasing new music, from myself and from fellow independent artists from around the world…
So thank you for nothing motherf*ckers!

Another Stamina video!

To celebrate the concert Stamina played 1 year ago in Zgierz Poland, we here bring you another track of their album Live In The City Of Power: Love Was Never Meant To Be. Surely a fan favourite!

The CD/DVD combi is still available from us here or from your favourite shop. The audio is available on all (digital) platforms.

Reviews 2019-8

The Essential Claudio DelgiftPhil Vincent - Hypocritebattersea - arguments & sentimentslegion - risingstamina liveSlug Comparison - When You Were Living Here

Time is long overdue to bring you the next overview of all the great reviews that have reached us the last weeks/ months. So here we go:

  • first one is for Claudio Delgift‘s The Essential, coming from French website Prog Critique. In their words: Claudio Delgift demonstrates a great technical mastery combining power and quality. Twelve tracks never run out of energy or inspiration, the musician splits a classic and melodic progressive that allows his guitar playing to flourish. (3.5 / 5)
  • Next one is ViriAOR discussing Phil Vincent‘s Hypocrite album: “An album that handles all musical styles in brush strokes, and that personally, is what I liked most about him lately. Highlight guitar solos by experts Vince O’Regan and Peter Cox. A compact, entertaining and interesting album.” (5/5)
  • an amazing 4/5 stars for Battersea and Arguments & Sentiments from Dmitry at DMME
  • and an even more wonderful 5/5 at ViriAOR for Battersea
  • also a 5 stars for Legion and Rising from ViriAOR
  • next up Metal Integral reward the Live In The City Of Power album from Stamina with 15/20, no wonder they call them “unjustly unknown”!
  • Back to DMME and Phil Vincent. Another 4/5 stars, with Dmitry stating “quite an unexpected move for Phil, but the contemporary sonics show how valid such an approach is in an appropriate context”
  • Italian website Aristocrazia had lots of good things to say about Stamina; “trust me, you will not be disappointed. Grit, tenacity and passion: this is fed by the music of Campania and this is the only one you will find inside Live In The City Of Power , energy in abundance!”
  • Over to Germany now, where PowerMetal.de has a lot of good things to say about Rising from Legion with qualifications like “flawless”, “no shortage of hooks”, or “still a long way from old-timers and still lots to say” (7.5/10)
  • back to Italy and Stamina, where Hardsounds rewards the live album with 77 points calling it a “significant live testimony”
  • Strutter and Gabor had a bit of catching up to do. On this page you can find reviews for:
    – D’Ercole – Made to Burn (8.1/10)
    – Slug Comparison – When You Were Living Here (8.5/10)
    – Legion – Rising (7.7/10)
    – Stamina – Live In The City Of Power (7.3/10)
    – Phil Vincent – Hypocrite (8.1/10)
  • and the last one for today is from Belgium’s Concrete Web, talking about Rising from Legion with lots of positives. The songwriting, the sound, the execution. Resulting in a warm Recommended.

Thanks to all the writers!

New Earthshine track!

earthshine - the body electricEarthshine made a surprise return today. While working on ideas for the next full length Earthshine album, Peter came up with the idea for this song. As it does not fit the theme, he decided to release it as a single track.
What inspired it was the thought of all the electric pulses running our body throughout the day. From slowly getting up in the morning, to work, eating and then again slowing down to finally falling asleep.
Enjoy!

Official release is July 16 on all platforms. But you can get it for free (or any amount you want) until then, at bandcamp (see link below). #chill #instrumental #electronic music

Forest Field want to Change The World…

*** Breaking News ***
Finally a new Forest Field track! From the coming album Seasons comes the single edit for the track Change The World. And since it is a song with a message of hope, a lyric video seemed the way to go. All vocals by Phil Vincent, all instruments by Peter Cox, who also wrote it and mixed and mastered as well. Enjoy and if you like it, please show your support by liking, sharing, commenting, etc. Thank you!

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