12/29/2006-CD REVIEW-STTH CD Review From Hardsounds.It (Italy)

-CAROLINE BLUE’s “Slave to the Hourglass” CD has been reviewed by Italy’s Hardsounds.It. If you speak Italian, click on the VIEWS link to check it out. Otherwise, read below. Thanks Andrea for the translation!

“From the state of New York, Caroline Blue is a solid
melodic hard-rock trio moved by classic inspiration taken
from Kiss, but never figuring as a their cover band, and
never as rakes and lack of personality. Indeed, Caroline
Blue weight down the sound in phase of riffing, and run with
a rythmical section aggressive and more powerful
guaranteeing a precise trademark. “Slaves To The
Hourglass” is their first studio work, a five tracks
EP(more two hidden tracks that does not add a lot in matter
of quality: an acoustic instrumental song, and a telephone
call by Wayne while promoting the record), dynamic and
spontaneous that let truly imagining a monstro attitude to
the live show dimension(very large is the number of cover
songs in their own catalogue). Title-track and “The Queen
Of Pleasure”, in this sense, express on the better way the
concept of CB’s “wall-of-sound”. In auge for sure we
have Wayne Johnson, vocalist, determined and visceral
axe-man who drags all the compositions in a vortex made by
electricity and sweat, in a certain way paying tribute to
Paul Stanley, but able to communicate his own personality
and rock’n’roll glamour. The producing, unfortunately, is
not the best one. The sound is too much stuffed with
wadding, and drums sounds too much like as in the ’80, but
i’m also speaking about a kind of autoproducing, and
therefore lack of technology to “clean or modernize the
sound”. Anyway, are Caroline Blue the “next big thing”? They
surely could be it. The potentialities does not lack, the
same to say in fact of determination to assert
themself(furious is the promotion on the web, so much
organized and detailed). At last just a note to say that the
band members signed on the cd credits are not same than
actual(except Wayne), and therefore i do not know the
effective quality of the new ones, but voices said that
their recently live performances has been great. Then, what
we have to do is to wait for the full-lenght record, but
this Ep is a nice aperitif that open your stomach as well
until that time.”

Appresial: 73/100


About carolineblueofficial

CAROLINE BLUE is a Melodic Hard Rock / Metal band based in Syracuse, NY. Our music is similar to KISS with touches (depending on song) of Type O Negative, Dokken & Megadeth. The band consists of Wayne W. Johnson (vocals / guitar) and assorted musicians.
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