Friday, October 2, 2015

CD REVIEW: FRAGILE by Elements Of Frictions

FRAGILE by Elements Of Frictions
(Lion's Pride Music)

'Fragile', is the debut release by the Melodic rock project called Elements Of Frictions. This is a compilation of premium melodic rock drivennsongs performed by artists whose names may ring a bell for anyone who’s into the AOR genre but whom we haven’t heard from since quite a while. Like, Matti Alfonzetti (Jagged Edge UK/Skintrade)  Paul Laine (Danger Danger), Stefan Berggren (Snakes In Paradise), Stephan Kammerer (Frontline) and  Tommy La Verdi (21 Guns/LRS), to give you an idea of how much firepower Elements Of Frictions is boasting. Naturally, any recording that can boast such an array of vocal talent is one that melodic rock fans need to check out. Fortunately the songwriting and musicianship is every bit as impressive as the vocal performances. On the whole, 'Fragile' is not too heavy, not too soft, and draws from both the classic and modern melodic rock styles. A total of fourteen songs total each one rock solid. Highlights include;  Marcello/Vestry kicking things off with “When You Grow Up, a fine slice of melodic rock much in the late ‘80s style, highlighted by slick guitar work and high-pitched melodic vocals. The talented and powerful voice of Matti Alfonzetti (Jagged Edge UK/Skintrade) is put on display with “Little One”, complimented by blistering guitars. One of my favorite singers, Mats Leven (ex. Yngwie Malmsteen, Treat & Swedish Erotica) handles vocals on "Only My Heart". "Another Me" featuring Paul Laine (Danger Danger) and the rocking "Somebody Up There feat. Tommy La Verdi (ex. 21 Guns & LRS).  The bottom line is that 'Fragile' by Elements Of Frictions is simply a complete package from vocals to musicianship. It has everything that melodic rock fans want. It's packed with great songs, great melodies and great performances from some of the best singers in the melodic rock music genre. This is a recording will easily slide into your electronic device of choice, and no doubt will stay there for weeks. Highly Recommended
Tony @ The Dedicated Rocker Society

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