Thursday, March 29, 2012
Flying Colors Self-Titled Review
Give it a read right c'here!!!!
It is exciting that my first review over at Gotham Rocks has been posted.
It is of Flying Colors Self-Titled first release. This is Prog-Rock royalty that is going to try to make a play for mainstream audiences (whatever mainstream audiences are these days I guess) with a very poppy front lead vocalist.
This isn't the worst move as Prog fans have always liked layered and soaring vocals, so things won't be that weird for long time Dream Theater fans but Casey McPherson definitely brings a Adult AM vibe in the Train sort of way to some of the more pop tunes here. ("Kayla", "The Storm").
Certainly worth a listen if you are into any of the players here (who are all extremely talented) or the style of tunes. Don't be surprised to hear one of these tracks in a commercial or Rom-Com in the next year either...
As for Gotham Rocks themselves, it is a an all around music website/PR company that a friend of mine has been running for a few years now. Their focus is pretty much locked into the hard rock/heavy metal side of things so if that is your taste keep a close eye on them, especially if you live in NYC. RtBE are happy to support Gotham Rocks with reviews and anything else, so stay tuned for more collaboration.
Flying Colors is pretty tight on the youtube clips, so peep this Drum Cam video available from Mike Portnoy regarding the songs, and you get a sample of a few of them in there: