COREIGN is a Swiss Progressive Hard Rock Studio Band.
While listening to Coreign, I think the thing that struck me most, was just how versatile this band is, I can certainly understand why they consider themselves a musical Chameleon. With that said, they really know how to capture the essence of each genre. You can hear the evolution of their music with each song and especially with each album. One of the first songs that captured my attention was Breakpoint. The way the guitar created a musical "chant", drew your attention to the lyrics somehow. And the vocalist was like a siren, capturing you within a spell. When you hear the orchestral elements, it was rather refreshing and you almost begin to sway as you get swept away in the beauty of the song, only to go back to the chant and command your ear once more. If you have ever seen how a cat and mouse play, this was the same concept only set to music.
Another strength that Coreign displays with their music is even with the change in genres, the vocalist shines with a crisp, powerful, yet tender style. At times you can hear some glimmers of a Stevie Nicks raspy vocal style which adds a nice edge to their songs. A song that really showcases what I am referring to, is called Final Stroke. There is an innocent yearning with this song that breaks your heart yet sets your soul free. Not many artists can evoke such a storm of emotions but Coreign seems to do it rather easily.
Their song Fallen Angel is yet another shining example of just how skillful these artists are at creating a musical storm of emotions. You can hear the strength in the vocals almost like an angel summoning the strength to conquer against the darkness that might be restraining her. But you also hear the desperation within the rhythm and harmony. It conjures a beautiful visual of light and dark, angels and demons, all within 1 human.
Fallen Angel - Coreign
So whether you are in the mood to rock out and dance around or you want to be swept away in the music, you are certain to find the musical fix you crave in Coreign. They create music that truly breaks down all barriers and transcends all preferences. A special thank you to the band for this musical adventure that I have enjoyed very much, I hope others take it as well, they hopefully will leave with a sense of enlightenment as I have. Your music is something to cherish.
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Intuitively inspired and focused, music industry savvy and dedicated to their success, Ravenscroft is a seasoned foursome of musicians whose individual backgrounds and eclectic educations present handsomely delivered melodic alternative rock. Their music appeals to a broad spectrum of audience. Without being fluffy and poppy, Ravenscroft writes melodic ballads and performs hard stirring grinds of alternative metal riffs breaking their own sound barrier by not being encased in one single style.
If I had to rank 10 bands that I feel are so diverse in their musical style that their music caters to all listeners, Ravenscroft would be among the top. Their music is a perfect escape and release from the mundane existence of everyday life. It isn't all heavy riffs, adrenaline pumping rhythm and enchanting vocals, there are some songs that reveal an almost softer side to these intense group of men. The song that really struck me was one from one of their album that was released back in 2014, called Broken Shadows from their album Cosmic Plan. You can hear the angst in the vocals, which makes you feel this song on a much deeper level; you actually connect to the artists themselves.
With each song, Ravenscroft only proves that a band can get stronger and evolve as the years pass. A lot of bands tend to fizzle out or become softer; they are the opposite. Their sound becomes more refined and a lot more passionate, because if I am to venture a guess, they truly do feel each song they write and most are based upon past experiences or observation. Regardless, we as the listeners get to experience this wild ride alongside them. The other thing I can respect about them is their sound is quite timeless; some people hit the scene hot and before long people have moved on from that genre, but Ravenscroft will be one that can withstand the fickle industry and audiences. It's a sound that if you are a teen or an adult, you will get into it and forget the world around you. A perfect example of this is their song Into The Dark. The vocals are commanding and the rhythm intertwines itself with your soul. Take a listen for yourself and you will hear what I mean.
Into the Dark - Ravenscroft
Recently, Ravenscroft released their latest musical creation called, The Chase, which has been getting rave reviews and loved by music fans worldwide. It has a powerful message that anyone can relate to and once again delivers an intense rhythm and hypnotic melody. As well as solidfying my belief that they only get stronger and better with each new release. The song has the edge you crave of hard rock with that touch of brutality you need of metal. One thing I can safely say about this band, while other bands rise and fall, you can bet that Ravenscroft will be corrupting audiences for years to come, their sound can withstand any passing fad and show the up and coming generations what the real meaning of rock is.
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Red Helen is a Progressive Metalcore band from Johannesburg, South Africa. Formed in late 2008, they constantly seek new and exciting opportunities to challenge themselves and expand on their already unique palette of musical influences and soundscapes. At their core is an unquenchable desire to constantly better themselves as professional musicians and performers – a testament to the progressive nature of their songs. The band hopes to challenge the musical norms and stereotypes set and exacerbated by a number of modern metal bands and musicians. Leaning to more specific stylistic references, Red Helen strive to create emotionally wrenching songs in the context of intricate rhythmic devices, catchy melodies and a harmonic symbiosis between vocalists and guitars.
After listening to their album Trading Past for Pathways several times, one thing I really respect about Red Helen is how their music commands your attention. From the moment The Collapse begins you know you are in for one intense musical journey, and it doesn't let up for the entire album.
I think the thing that struck me most while listening to their music was how honest it was. It conveyed so much empathy for emotional and life struggles that everyone has encountered. The song that really pierced my heart, so to speak, was Suicide Notes & Bloodshot Eyes. I can't put into words just how hard this one song hit me, it was as if it was speaking my soul since I could relate to it personally. Even though this particular song brought so many emotions to the surface, it also provided a moment of solace in their verse, "Turn away from the darkness that's inside... Smiles come easy now 'cause... I know you're at peace...". Normally I don't do such things in reviews but I want to take a moment and say, thank you to Red Helen for tackling such a painful topic and giving people a moment of solace in their prisons of darkness. It is because of artists like you that I believe music can save the world because you bring such comfort to those whose hearts are far too wounded to speak for themselves and free them from their prisons, even if it's only temporary.
I assure you that was not the only powerful song on this album, they tackle it all and command not only the ear but the heart as well. The way the rhythm keeps the intensity in each song and the melody sets your soul free, can only be done by true artists that actually feel the music they create. A couple of other songs from the album that really capture the soul are Solace in Suffocation and Vartamana, they both once again tackle some of the dark issues in life and through their music create a sense of hope and beauty. It is like they are in the darkness with you but reaching out a hand to help guide you back to the light and beauty of life. If anything I will say this, Red Helen has a talent in providing musical hope in its listeners and I genuinely hope they continue to make music because we need more artists like them to mend all of scars we all carry each day. I know their music has left a distinct impression on my heart and it is one that I hope others gain as well when listening to their artistry. And for those of you out there, who were like me, and not necessarily a fan of Metalcore, give them a chance, I assure you, you won't regret it. Thank you for opening my eyes Red Helen, I wish you nothing but continued success and can't wait till I see you guys slaying the masses on stages all around the world.
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