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Strutter talks Sixtynine and Forest Field
On the Strutter Reviews page you can now find reviews for both the Sixtynine as well as the latest Forest Field release. Gabor’s words on Sixtynine:
Sixtynine ‘You are me’ (Rock Company)
Out of Koper, Slovenia comes the band Sixtynine, whom were formed back in 2012 and are now releasing their debut record You are me. Without a doubt we are listening to a high quality band here that takes a bit of melodic hardrock and semi-progmetal and mixes it into an own sorta sound. Opener Don’t Give Up is a lovely melodic rockballad of a very high level with great vocals and a very fine guitarsolo, all perfect sounding, remind me of Gotthard and Shakra. Other highlights are Believe (good uptempo melodic hardrock a la Victory and Casanova), Morning (great semi melodic rocker), Come To Me (lovely semi melodic rocker, even a bit light progmetal with great high pitched vocals, even a bit like Crimson Glory, with a rather cool keyboard!), December Love (great midtempo melodic metal tune, high pitched vocals again), while the slightly rougher mhr tunes Good Trade and Sunlight Hour are a little bit sleazy Guns N Roses meets The Cult. The band’s singer Tomaž Klepač has a wonderful voice, the CD has a big major label ish sound and the songs are mostly good clean high quality melodic hardrock, so definitely a recommended band to check out at: http://www.sixtynine.si
(Points: 8.3 out of 10)
Already the 4th album of Forest Field, which is a project by Dutch multi-instrumentalist Peter Cox. He does everything by himself except the vocals, which are provided by Phil Vincent, who recorded them in the USA. The result is more or less close to Phil Vincent’s releases, so if you’re familiar with his music, then you will understand how this sounds like. This time it all starts with a very strong song titled Valley of pain, an uptempo AOR/Melodic Rock tune with a deadly catchy chorus. This is definitely one of the finest songs of Forest Field so far. The rest of the album isn’t that as strong as the opening cut, but still a nice melodic heavy rock affair, with a few instrumentals and a couple surprising calmer tunes, such as Doomed in the desert and the epic lengthy closing track Fear that reveals progrock influences. All together a nice new record by Forest Field. More info at: www.rockcompany.nl
(Points: 7.8 out of 10)