Adriangale

Wed
19
Nov

ADRIANGALE - 'Defiance' (Review)

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93%
Produced By: 
Vic Rivera
Running Time: 
38
Release Date: 
2014
Released: 
USA
Musical Style: 
Melodic Rock
Score: 
93
Label: 
Kivel Records
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Adriangale are another band back in quick time with another new studio opus after firing back to life in 2013.
Defiance is a fitting title for a band that has overcome the odds and continues to deliver.
There’s nothing better than a band that learns and keeps getting better and better with each album. And as enjoyable as each album from these guys has been, they have continued to get better and I’m pleased to say that Defiance is in my eyes, their best and most accomplished album to date. I’m being tougher with scores since the new site launch, so the 93% here is truly well deserved.
 
 
Taking the best anthemic AOR qualities of their past and toughening up the sound a little, upping the production value and delivering a crystal clear mix is what this album is all about.
Jamie Rowe sounds as comfortable singing here as I have ever heard him and the quality of Vic Rivera’s guitar playing on this album is world class.
I’ve always told him he needs to continue showing the world what he can do, as far back as his blazing work on the Rick Springfield tribute cover of Souls.
 
There’s not a weak or filler track on this album. Just 10 really enjoyable songs. No padding – just straight to the point.
 
The opening (and title) track Defiance sets up this album beautifully. Darker, a little heavier and a killer moody chorus.
Back To You is similar – a brooding moody verse that leads to an anthemic layered chorus. Love it. Adriangale at their best.
What About Love is a gritty guitar fueled rocker with lots of vocal harmonies once again.
Sometimes has a heavier than usual guitar riff which I love, added to with a blindingly good anthemic chorus.
The only big ballad of the album is the perfect moody Last Of My Heart. It has a great sentimental feel and lots of harmonies.
The closing track demonstrates that if Billy Idol is ever looking for someone to stand in for him, he should give Jamie Rowe a call and Vic Rivera can stand in for Steve Stevens.
Speed replicates the original Idol tune in pretty faithful fashion. It’s a cool addition to the original material.
 

Another album, another winner. Arguably the band’s best effort yet – at least in my eyes. There is no doubt that all fans of melodic rock should find something very tasty about this album, the songs and the layers within.
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Tue
14
Oct

ADRIANGALE 'Best Of' To Feature Unreleased & Rare

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News from Kivel Records on ADRIANGALE:
 
"Everyone has been asking about Adriangale Best Of. When? When is it comimg out. Well the wait is nearly over folks. Nov 25th The Final Piece drops. Adriangale "Final Piece-The Best of".
Just in time for the holidays!
Wait there's more people. We dont want to short change the loyal AG fan base with some generic convenience store best of CD. NO! What we are going to do is throw in EVERYTHING and then some.
This release will be a DOUBLE CD! Disc 1 will have songs from all five studio releases. Disc 2 will contain two new recorded tracks, along with 7 other tracks consisting of, B cuts, rarities and unreleased material!
The ultimate collection for any AG fan.
Lastly..... $16 total (shipping included) !!!
Pre order info coming soon
Adriangale Defiance and Suckerpunch available now at www.kivelrecords.com
 
And this just in....
 
"So we announced FINAL PIECE The Best of Adriangale. We need all of you, as YOU are the Final Piece people. Kivel Records and Adriangale would be nothing without all of you!! So what does this mean? Simple. In this thread post a short post on your thoughts and feelings about AG. What they mean to you. Fave song. Fave album. Fave artwork. A personal story. ANYTHING you want to share. We want to hear it . Now what is this all for? Real simple. YOU and YOUR words will be included in the booklet/artwork of this upcoming release. YOU are a piece of the puzzle and we cant complete it without YOU. So sound off people and be a part of what we create. Much love and appreciation to all."

 

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Mon
08
Sep

ADRIANGALE Set Defiant Tone For New Album

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Adriangale is back!! Last year this time they threw everyone a Sucker Punch with their long overdue comeback. Now they stand their ground Defiant, in a sea of flavor of the month trend followers and reality stars. Pre order now and become a Defiant one with Adriangale! Here's a double whammy for you with a sneak peak of what to expect, both a song and artwork!
 
Pre order NOW at www.kivelrecords.com Buy any two titles get the third half price. Tango Down Charming Devil will be in stock this coming week. So take advantage and snag AG, TANGO and perhaps Madmans Lullaby or No Love Lost!! Summer is going out with a Defiant Bang!!! See all of you at MRF4 in Oct.

 

 
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