Flyleaf – Memento Mori

Polydor (2009) There is something to be said for second chances. Upon first hearing Memento Mori, second album from Texan major label melodic metal crew Flyleaf, it didn’t make much of an impression. Or, to be more precise, it made a very poor impression. Their first album, 2005‘s self-titled effort, was quite the concise displayContinue reading “Flyleaf – Memento Mori”

Flood Of Red – Leaving Everything Behind

Scottish sextet Flood Of Red bring their own brand of emo urgency on this debut full-length, though not without mis-steps like the wrong-footed, ill-advised introductory track. But once the soppy ‘The Edge of the World (Prelude)’ falls by the wayside, the band’s natural pace comes to the fore. For the most part, this is reasonablyContinue reading “Flood Of Red – Leaving Everything Behind”

Part 2!

So, getting back to the music for a second. ‘Resurrect’, off the first album (Transmaniacon, 2004). I do love that song, and it hit me as the RTX version of ‘Rocket Queen’, because it finishes this great album, and it’s an epic! I don’t know what to say. That’s a good thing to take awayContinue reading “Part 2!”