RED ROSE “Live The Life You’ve Imagined” (oct 2011)
Label: BakerTeam Records
1. Turn Back the Time
2. Name on the Stone
3. The Last Drop
4. Gone with the Sunrise
5. Live the Life You’ve Imagined
7. Tough to Love
8. When the Sun Goes Down
She ate sand throughout his life, and like you she preferred the statues of roses arise rather than walls, and in his desesperate dances this dust will become arable land, she doesn’t cries, no more tears…
But she can still dream. This is the storm which slams here outside, but is the Sun of Humanity that surface when men toil, when the door of your house is never closed, when your neighbor cadge, then as the Moon offers its light in the darkness, share your candle.
Constellation of stars, stealth myriad, this universe now belongs to them.
RED ROSE‘s first album is distilled in the air scented wild olive trees… this music can make you better, my friend, my brother. This magical East, cradle of hope but also of disillusionment, filed a new proud child (after Orphaned Land or Salem) at your feet, and takes him in your arms, and embraces him, this innocent one answers to a sweet name of RED ROSE, which you will not forget.
“Symbolically” the first band that has been signed on the label BakerTeam Records, this Israeli combo with its passion and mastery, displays clearly its noble intentions and positions itself to readily as a stunning revelation in a “Metal Pomp Melodic” style like Sonata Arctica, Vanden Plas, Royal Hunt or Equus, tasty AOR but sharp in its foundations, less naive than Dragonland, but a more biting than Journey (make them dentures…). Recorded at Jailhouse Studios, Denmark, with Tommy Hansen (Helloween, Jorn etc) in a flamboyant setting thus, beautiful lady, allow me to offer this “bouquet” of roses, testimony of my deep affection of my immeasurable dedication…
“Live The Life You’ve Imagined”…
Perfect title for a perfect album, everything here is a work of Goldsmith.
A keyboard and a few notes of piano mesmerizing announce musical Rainbow which will extend for 30 minutes (a concern, which will be discussed here later…) and “Turn back The Time” with pride refers to the best of a Sonata Arctica while the power-hammer rhythmic of the following song, “Name Of The Stone”, accompanies to blaring the intoxicating testosterone.
Big “thrashy” riffs and whirling keyboards, air, solos spun the pineal gland, often disturbing and eveloping voice (is this Tony Kakko, Klaus Meine, or although Michael Sweet…?), progressive compositions titillate the pure emotions (“The Last Drop”, ultimate ballad born of the womb of a Scorpion and a Jethro Tull), harvest is generous, we’ll drink our goats milk, our leather will be sandals and we will go, Yes we will go together to dance in the rain…
“Gone With The Sunrise”, is threatening Theather Dream with more nightmares, and barrier to cloak the passed colours …A beautiful demonstration to discover a much more darker facet.
The 80’s in the guitars styles, the vocals assisted by of vintages purple keyboards, an unstoppable smash-hit, the eponym song, but would have been even more adored if it was twice as long as now (a concern, we will return below…).
If Khymera makes you cry with its melodic beauty, then with “Dreamer”, you’ll cry without shame, it’s whipped cream power-balad, shareholder in Cleanex, purveyor of “Baby boomers”, a slow-to-kill. Another “Tallulah”. Once again, unbreakable. Stryper who have swallowed a white snake, it’s just like a poison for this concise “Tough To Love”, the 70’s in the mind but glam still (but still I have this same concern…). but RED ROSE yet surprises.
“When the Sun Goes Down” looks like a Bonfire’s song (“who’s foolin who?”) which concludes the album beautifully, this wonderful trip is perfect also by its beautiful artwork, made by Brazillian artist Jobert Mello (Sabaton, Benedictum) and it gives a (large) final reproach to this entire packet.
Leve Laiter (vocals), Elnur Aliev (guitars), Deion Kristen (keyboards) and Eli Reeve (bass) are in tune with the music they propose and share: light, all without exception. The only problem is the duration of the compositions and, therefore, the work in its entirety (8 pieces) are within for a little more than 30 minutes…, wherethe musical comments claim more digressions (but this is only a small minus-point for this album’s atmosphere, a powerful developer of goodness who can hide in the recesses of the human soul ).
Too often there is a dictatorial and abrupt cut that leaves us on our hunger, when composition has not yet issued any of its substance. Often bothersome, often annoying. Too often ramped. Rather an improved EP than a full Album.
If Slayer makes it in only 30 minutes, it can be comprehensible… But RED ROSE is a journey, a destination, a long path that can be hindered. The walls are made to be destroyed.
Ideally, Burr disappear.
And on the ruins of our disability, sublimate,
To arise of the almond trees in bloom.
This music is the ground on which your children will walk.
See. She doesn’t cries. And the smile,
Like a Red Rose.
Beauty and purity, this music has a color: RED ROSE.
And its thorns remind us that we are still living.
Reviewed by MEL DELACROIX