Login
Username

Password



Not a member yet?
Click here to register.

Forgotten your password?
Request a new one here.
Latest Comments
Revolution Saints - 2017 ...
Revolution Saints - 2017 ...
Black Sabbath - 1989 Devi...
Black Sabbath - 1989 Head...
Neal Schon - 1989 Softly ...
Getting back into this al...
Neal Schon - 1989 The The...
Valentine - 1990 Where Ar...
Burns Sisters - 1989 Answ...
Distance - 1989 Speech Of...
Distance - 1989 Softly Sp...
Well her real name is Fra...
It is weird that her firs...
Franne Golde - 1980 The N...
Masquerade - 1992 Sudden ...
I look to the sky with a ...
Lame arsed Home Counties...
Filth. Utter, Utter, Utter.
Another fine example of a...
For me Salisbury is their...
Shoutbox
You must login to post a message.

gdazegod
19-11-2017 09:44
Burn (UK) will have their new album 'Ice Age' released in Japan via Marquee/Avalon on Nov 22. The album is then released worldwide on Jan 19th 2018 via Melodicrock Records.

gdazegod
19-11-2017 09:40
I was a bit cranky last week, waiting for various things to happen with the website transition. God it's good to be back. Didn't Gary Glitter sing a song like that? dogrun

gdazegod
19-11-2017 07:06
Note to all Members. Please review your Message inboxes. Some of these are getting rather large. Thanks.

gdazegod
19-11-2017 03:05
OK, all the YouTube videos are working again. Just use the YT link, and then encase in tags [ youtube] at the start, [/ youtube] at the end. Cool. Thumbs Up

gdazegod
12-11-2017 02:39
Starting to crank out some reviews now. Woah!

Articles Hierarchy
Articles Home » 2015 Articles » Edge Of The Blade - 2015 The Ghosts Of Humans
 
Edge Of The Blade - 2015 The Ghosts Of Humans



ARTIST: Edge Of The Blade
ALBUM: The Ghosts Of Humans
LABEL: Escape Music
SERIAL: ESM 279
YEAR: 2015

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Alan Kelly - drums * John Francis - vocals * Andrew Chick - guitars, keyboards

TRACK LISTING: 01 Vital Signs * 02 Believer * 03 Everything I Own * 04 Mr Hell * 05 River Runs Red * 06 Who's In Control * 07 The Taken * 08 Down On MY Knees * 09 The Ghosts Of Humans * 10 Promised Land

RATING:

WEBLINKS: /www.facebook.com/Edgeoftheblade


Background
This is the UK band formed by ex members of Shy (Kelly) and After Hours (Francis). Unusual title, but the music is very deep and dark, not anything like their previous AOR oriented work. Surely the band title was nicked from a Journey song (?), but musically these guys are nowhere near Schon and co. This is pretty heavy stuff, I'm thinking Swedish progressive metal a la Coldspell or Cloudscape, but then Andrew Chick's keyboard work brings it back into the center-lane. Someone on the Net described this as 'heavy AOR', which is nothing of the sort. A bit of a throwaway comment which should be ignored and banished from the Net. Surprising then that Escape Music picked this up for release, and even during 2015, EOTB flew under the radar somewhat, but from where I sit, this is great.


The Songs
John Francis does have a slight Steve Perry tinge to his voice, and you can hear this influence on the absolute chugging 'Believer'. 'Everything I Own' has a slightly de-tuned vibe, still highly listenable though. 'Mr Hell' is as macabre as the song-title suggests, but the melodic vocals might gave you a different impression after listening to it. Some heavy drum work from Alan Kelly and chugging guitar riffs from Andrew Chick keeps this at the heavy end of the spectrum. 'Who's In Control' is slam-dunk heavy. Think Zakk Wylde in his prime. Wow. So too the crunch laden title-track 'The Ghosts Of Humans'. A couple of tracks have slower intros and then build into something more significant. Included within are: 'River Runs Red' (which is quite superb actually), 'The Taken', 'Down On My Knees' and 'Promised Land'.


In Summary
No doubt the star of this show is multi-instrumentalist and producer Andrew Chick. Is this a new name we can expect to see involved in melodic rock projects into the future? I bloody well hope so! Take a chance on this, it really is quite different and worth getting your chops around. I think this will impress many of the GDM readership. [362 words]


All written content on this website is copyrighted.
Copying of material without permission is not permitted.


 
This article has been tagged
 
Comments
No Comments have been Posted.
 
Post Comment
Please Login to Post a Comment.
 
Ratings
Rating is available to Members only.

Please login or register to vote.

100% 100% 0% [No Votes]
95% 95% 0% [No Votes]
90% 90% 100% [1 Vote]
85% 85% 0% [No Votes]
80% 80% 0% [No Votes]
75% 75% 0% [No Votes]
70% 70% 0% [No Votes]
65% 65% 0% [No Votes]
60% 60% 0% [No Votes]
55% 55% 0% [No Votes]
50% 50% 0% [No Votes]
45% 45% 0% [No Votes]
40% 40% 0% [No Votes]
35% 35% 0% [No Votes]
30% 30% 0% [No Votes]
25% 25% 0% [No Votes]
20% 20% 0% [No Votes]
15% 15% 0% [No Votes]
10% 10% 0% [No Votes]
 
Articles Cloud
Toby Beau - 1979 More Than A Love Song, Abba - 1975 ABBA, Silent Rage - 1987 Shattered Hearts, Sensational Alex Harvey Band - 1972 Framed, Main Attraction - 2006 Keep On Coming Back, Saga - 1985 Behaviour, Satriani, Joe - 2002 Strange Beautiful Music, Bangalore Choir - 1992 On Target, Aaron, Lee - 2016 Fire And Gasoline, Saga - 2006 Trust, My Refuge - 2013 Living In Anger [ep], Place Vendome - 2013 Thunder In The Distance, Aldaria - 2017 Land Of Light, Marcello Vestry - 2008 Marcello Vestry, Virgin Steele - 2015 Nocturnes of Hellfire & Damnation
Tags©
Final Frontier Eleven Bloody Men HYTS Doc Holliday Evan Dando Pleasure Thieves Brighton Rock Boys Of The Band Mark Spiro Gemini A=440 Charlie Rock Candy Records Poison Bret Michaels Anvil Stocks (France) Def Leppard Pride (UK) Gasolin Rain Or Shine Challenge Poets Of The Fall Krokus Distance Robert Hart Lancer Boetz EP Jessica Wolff Lazarus Dirt Band Lynn Allen Bad Axe Journey
All Tags
Search DDG