Change was happening and by the middle of March, lockdown had happened in Australia because of COVID-19 and a lot of things changed, especially for the artists.
March had three posts on the new releases.
Part 1 is here.
Part 2 is here.
Part 3 is here.
The albums from Storm Force and The Night Flight Orchestra kept getting spins, along with Jorn and H.E.A.T.
The single song releases from Machine Head – Circle The Drain, Royal Bliss – Feeling Whitney and Free Spirits Rising – I Would Love To Rock The World kept getting some of my time.
A pre album release single from Vandenberg called “Shadows of The Night” really got my attention.
Adrian Vandenberg knows how to write some killer songs and the dude can play, referencing some classic heavy metal riffs on this one. Plus he’s finally allowed to use his surname again, so gone is the Moonkings and its just Vandenberg again.
Verdict: I like.
Trivium also released two pre album release singles in “Catastrophist” and “What The Dead Men Say” and they also got my attention.
But the album that reigned supreme for me in March is “Change The World” from Harem Scarem.
Have I mentioned before that Pete Lesperance is one hell of a guitar player?
As soon as the opening guitar lick to “Change The World” started, I was all in.
And then the lead break section started and he’s mastery of major and minor keys is evident.
You and I are gonna change the world…
Damn right we are.
Songs like “Aftershock”, “The Death Of Me” and “Swallowed By The Machine” have some of the best riffs that Lesperance has written.
“Riot In My Head” is a speed rock song and “In The Unknown” has an excellent melodic intro.
Check it out.