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Vocals are good

gang vocals really good

Musicians are great 

still odd seeing an Asian band play Scandi/Euro style rock but the more the merrier. 

my biggest concern are the songs. Like 91 Suite…the ingredients are all there but the final result is lacking robust songs that kick ass. The two sample tracks are ok but nothing more. Plus signing to Frontiers sure doesn’t mean the song writing will necessarily improve…the ADV effect.

Not sold but will certainly investigate more. 

 

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We finally got a release date! Nice. I want this!!

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This was released in India last year and now it's getting an official release at least in Europe.

Review from viriaor.wordpress.com:

About Us come from India, a country about which we know very little in terms of Hard Rock culture, and very recently we met them while watching the video of one of the two singles released so far.

The debut album, homonymous and was released in 2021, contains elements that range from Hard to AOR, with some very subtle Prog touches, rounding off a surprising result.

“Right Now” opens the album, and we have already familiarized ourselves with it, going for the melodic side, and with some outstanding arrangements that are going to be a common currency in the rest of the songs.

“Gimme Gimme” has one of the hookiest rhythms of this sextet, which has been awarded the Musician Gild 2021 award as “Best Rock Artist”.

Going through more metal paths, we find “Rise”, where its vocalistSochan Kikon shows the power with a sharp register to highlight. Later, songs like “Our Fairyland” and “Led My Heart” mix a bit of the styles described so far, obtaining very good results.

Something to note is the lack of choirs, since there are very few and they would raise the songs even more.
The Prog side appears in the riff of “Rock On Top”, and it is very well brought to the hard side, as we get into the song. Arriving at «Golden Troops», this shows us a more aggressive side, reminding me of the Five Finger Death Punch.

Surprisingly, after the attack of fury of the previous song, “Loaded Love” appears, with the purest AOR and it didn’t take long for me to get hooked immediately! And it gives way to the closing of the album, with the ballad “Open Your Heart”, in which the keyboards (with the usual orchestral touches) and the voice prevail.

It is a pleasure to be able to discover music from places that until now we did not know. And if it is also of the quality of About Us, much better!

 

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