|Review: Wildestarr - Beyond the Rain|
|Beyond the Rain|
Label: Scarlet Records
Year released: 2017
Genre: Heavy/Power Metal
Review online: February 17, 2018
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
for:Beyond the Rain
Rated 3.5/5 (70%) (6 Votes)
WildeStarr, a 3-piece outfit including a husband and wife keeping their headquarters in Houston, Texas nowadays, are interesting at least on paper, to say the least. I don't know how many bands featuring a wife and her husband are out there, but it's definitely a bit unique.
Beyond the Rain is the title of the band's third full-length studio album and it's a very cohesive and well-executed Power/Heavy Metal record with some strong riffs, unorthodox and multilayered songwriting, and pretty impressive female vocals. All of these combine to form this powerful wholeness that many listeners will most likely take great pleasure from. Then again, with seasoned musicians such as guitarist Dave Star (ex-Chastain, ex-Vicious Rumors, ex-Lääz Rockit) and drummer Josh Foster (ex-Mourn No More, ex-Kristalnach), it's really no surprise that some great music is meant to come out of this.
Beyond the Rain has quite many faces: from the softer and moodier numbers as "Down Cold" and "Crimson Fifths" to the heavier, more straightforward cuts like "Pressing the Wires" and the last song, "When the Night Falls," one is going to get quite a varied palette mix of ear-friendly Power and Heavy Metal that serve the band's purpose to get metal heads' undivided attention.
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