Manuel Seoane's Burning Kingdom - 2011 - Down To The Road
1. Down To The Road
3. Shot In The Dark
4. I’ve Got A Feeling
6. Something Physical
7. Liar (cover Red Dawn)
8. Devilish Dream
9. Japan, Japan
Burning Kingdom got their start in Madrid (Spain). The band was formed in 2008 and signed with EMI MUSIC in the same year, recording their first album. This first album, titled Livin’Now, went on to reach the position number 10 of rock sales during 6 consecutive months in Spain, Japan and Germany.
Following this debut, the band's guitarist Manuel Seoane (ex Ars Amandi) returns to the present, with a second album under the name Down To The Road. A good album that hints a little bit to Livin' Now, but takes on a very personal sound.
If we compare the band's debut with this second installment, you can feel a more pronounced album with more melodic riffs.
The album begins with "Down To The Road", a strong dose of hard rock.
"Hoochie" is one of those songs that stays in your head after the first listen.
After such a flood of Hard Rock, we go into the most melodic part of the album thanks to "Shot In The Dark", a composition with a large dose of keyboards.
Fender riffs then lead the way to "I've Got A Feeling", a catchy chorus court where the voice of Dagarod sounds really good.
The soft melodies of the piano keys are the perfect prelude to the increcendo "Freedom" making it one of the highlights of the album.
Dangerously approaching the end of the album, we find the epic piece "Liar" which is infact a cover from the band "Red Dawn".
Guitarist Galician presents "Devilish Dream", an instrumental full of intensity where alternating electric sound with the sound of Spanish guitar, showing several important influences to the six strings giants such as Steve Vai or Eddie Van Halen.
As a final point to Down To The Road, Burning Kingdom presents "Japan, Japan", half the time full of strength and small keyboards that may be somewhat linear, but is gradually coming to a whole over several listeners.
One really minor thing is the artwork of this cd.
What were these guys thinking... In this day and age of photoshop and stuff, this could have been much better...
The band will be a playing a great European Tour this year in Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, etc…
M. Seoane (lead guitar, bv)
D. Noisel (bass guitar, bv)
Peibol (drums bv)
Santo Grial records
Last Updated (Sunday, 06 March 2011 12:29)