Metal maniacs, rejoice! I am proud to present to you: RAILROAD; signed independently, hailing from the Netherlands – performing Hardrock/Boogierock, on their 5th Full-Length Album entitled: “Narration” (released 1st of June, 2019).
Since formation in 1989; the trio in question have 5 albums in their discography so far, I am introduced to their 5th album entitled: “Narration”. 10 tracks ranging at around 44:12; RAILROAD arrange an intricately designed formula of heavy-hitting Hard Rock/Boogie Rock amalgamations. “The Night After It’s Been Said” begins the record; developing amplified adrenaline, boistrously bouncy catchiness & a barraged frenzy of chugging flamboyancy that gallops with groovy creativity that will have you tapping your feet in no time. Distributing hints of distorted elements, giving off that rawly rough shine of organic substance & relentlessly adroit aesthetics – attributing crunchy instrumentation & fluidly captivating solidity, polished with versatile ultilizations that progressively showcases technical vehemence with sonically seamless stability.
Consisting of Arne De Railroad on guitar/vocals; the frontman establishes complex dexterity, blistering hooks & thunderous rhythms that portray quintessential melodies with meticulous manifestations. Songs like “Perfect Day” provide snappy quirkiness with clean; high-pitched pipes, lungs of persistent perseverence while shredding with rip-roaring soars of thick psychedelica. Harmonic blends fuelled with fuzzy injections from bassist Steffen Grund; infectiously implementing concrete gnarliness, beaming with rambunctious quakes while revolving around a dynamically diverse formulaic of excelling executions. Other tracks like “Rock With Me” & “Walking Around” strike with momentous songwriting memorability; pursuiting riveting riffs, rapidly swift nimbleness & a consistent dose of hasty hymns that transists solidified virtuosic potency.
Chris Hanson on the battering drums; hammers with pummelling precision, pounding with profusely robust ramifications – as “This Time” examines experimental finesse; fabricating inventively composed distinctives, coverging a borderline foundation of punchline subtlty. Forging bluesy-esquire soundscapes with tenaciously traditional tempos that stomp with thumping skill, uniquely uncompromised variations that scream out on having a good time. “No Second Chance” is a crafted blitz of characteristics in which subjugate salubriously driven dimensions with energetic efficaciousness; contrasting constructively frantic frolicking, firepower & expertise – still maintaining that relishing sense of no nonsense professionalism & talented musicianship. RAILROAD are a refreshing panach; swerving with sophisticated maelstroms & anthemic artistry.
“Narration Of Seperation” rocks with razor-sharp systematics of old-school swings; juxtaposed with modernized breakdowns, crushing with meaty yet ponderous weight while twisting into an electrical outburst of funky sublimity. “Punked Up Barbie” merges a nice mix of punky splits; with the mingly jams, and an elegantly exquisite overarch of enjoyably entertaining grinds of enthusiastic enlightenments in which will surprise you with its constructively distinguished appeal. “Rock’n’roll Queen” is a catchy dancer; flowing with unprecedented vigour, vast varieties that vibrantly supplies passionatly exciting exuberance. Overall concluding “Narration” with the finale song: “Railroad Boogie”; I enjoyed a fascinating discovery in which was satisfyingly magnificent – a record most newcomers should delight in as I did…good stuff.
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