Phoenix Rising - 2012 - Give it a name
01 - No Lie To Say
02 - Fade Away
03 - Written On A Stone
04 - It's Up To You And Me
05 - Give It A Name
PHOENIX RISING is new sensational band from Rome, Italy, founded by singer / drummer Titta Tani, who wanted to create something fresh and interesting in the AOR / Melodic Rock scene.
"Give It A Name" is the band's first official release but not my first encounter with their music since I already reviewed their demo songs here on Sleazenation back in December of last year.
The story of Phoenix Rising started in 2008 when Titta Tani joined forces with guitarist Paolo Caucci. The duo worked hard on several songs and ideas but the project was moved aside for a period of time due to studio engagements and live tours with other bands. Both are requested session musicians, and Tani has been part of several bands such as DGM, Daemonia, Goblin and Ashent. But now the time has come for Phoenix Rising!
On "Give It A Name" the 2 gentlemen serve up 5 songs of high quality AOR / Melodic Rock reminiscent of the great bands of the genre such as Journey, Giant, The Storm and Pride Of Lions.
Catchy refrains that stick with the listener from the very first listening sesion and outstanding sense of melody are the trademarks of the songs.
The guitars are sharp and the keyboards are used and arranged in the classic way of the genre.
Tani not only does a very good job handling the vocals but also displays his truly remarkable talent on the drums.
Most of the indie recordings show the lack of a good drum and percussion sound / production but this is not the case here, the rhythm section is really outstanding !
Phoenix Rising play real Classic AOR / Melodic Rock and showcase their excellent musicianship on this 5 track album. Add to that the just mentioned quality production of the disc and you have a highly recommended release.
Can't wait for a full length album.
Tatti Tani : Vocals, Drums
Paolo Caucci : Guitars, Bass, Keyboards
Last Updated (Wednesday, 31 October 2012 17:47)