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In Faith - 'There's A Storm Coming'

posted 31 Dec 2014, 14:41 by Paul Woodward

(Rocktopia Records)

Review by Woody

There seems to be resurgence in British melodic rock at the moment and the great thing about it is there is a lot of quality releases coming from British musicians. You can add In Faith to the top of the list of bands set to make a massive impression in your lives with their debut album ‘There’s A Storm Coming’. In Faith feature a vocalist who will be a new name to most of us in Pete Godfrey, Guitarist Tony Marshall and everyone’s favourite drummer Pete Newdeck. Initially starting life purely as song writing sessions between Marshall and Godfrey, just for them to free their creative juices with no intention of ever really writing an album. Thankfully enough of the right people heard their songs and demos to convince them they need to get these songs out there!

‘There’s A Storm Calling’ is full on anthemic melodic hard rock it’s infectious and highly enjoyable and truly a melodic rock fan boys wet dream it rarely gets much better than this. It’s got the lot crunching sing along rockers, addictive and unforgettable melodic rockers and delicate and emotional ballads that will pull at your heart strings. It’s a near perfect slab of AOR infused melodic hard rock that is wall to wall awesome there’s not a single song here that does not bitch slap you in one way or another.

Vocalist Godfrey is a real revelation and it’s hard to believe he’s only now emerging into our scene. He has the perfect voice for AOR and he brings a lot of the AOR touches to the music and flow of a lot of the songs and I hope he’s here to give us much more of his voice in years to come. On tracks like ‘Leave Me Now’ and ‘If That’s What Love Means’ he really shines and showcases his emotive vocal style. Guitarist Marshall brings lots of his trademark crunching Guitar style to proceedings which give the music a heftier punch, but he balances it well with the softer aspect of the AOR touches present in the song writing. To be honest though it’s with the more intricate and delicate guitar licks and hooks that I’m blown away with and they intensify the melodious nature of many of the songs.

You can hear some elements of their influences in a couple of track's most notably Harem Scarem, but you can also hear a touch of Firehouse and Tyketto in there. But for me they very much have their own identity and they have created truly delightful and well crafted anthems which all could be radio hit gold. Buy it now, trust me ‘A Million Ways’ and ‘Addicted’ will be amongst your most played songs of all time really quickly!

Track Listing: Radio / Does It Feel Like Love / Church Of Rock N Roll / Where I Wanna Be / Addicted / If Thats What Love Means / All or Nothing / In Flames / A Million Ways / Leave Me Now / Bitter End

Album Rating: 9/10

Woody’s Essential Track: Leave Me Now

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