MVM approved rockers release new one, and Damian, well….approves
Signs of Fire are a Midlands Hard Rock quintet comprising of Tommy Smith (vocals), Matt Ball (lead & rhythm guitars and backing vocals), Joe Ward (lead & rhythm guitars), Lizzo Dyer (Bass & backing vocals) and Lewis `Viv` Woodcock (Drums & percussion)
“One Night Stand” kicks us of and is a nicely paced heavy offering. It opens with a cracking guitar riff accompanied by a threatening bass line and pounding drums, with Tommy’s rich vocals layered on top.
Title track “Cain and Abel” begins quietly then builds up wonderfully, highlighting the quality of these musicians before Tommy’s pleading almost heartfelt vocals are shared, we get a cracking guitar refrain before the track closes out. A marvellous slice of hard rock heaven. I loved this track and really felt that I was transposed to another place whilst listening to it.
Eyes of Diamonds” follows and is a straight up no nonsense serving of classic rock, everything you want from a great hard rock tune, a guitar refrain, thumping drums, teasing bass and classic vocals thrown in for good measure.
The final tune “The Blacksmith” is a heavier track with blistering guitars, some superbly paced drums and pulverising bass that takes us to a different level. This is rock music at its best.
Yeah there are a few bands that you could compare these guys to but only in their influences. This EP is a cracker. It is at times old school metal, classic rock, bluesy and also has a Stoner feel about
It’s everything a Metalhead would desire.
I’ve seen this band live and they really cut it so I’m really looking forward to hearing these tracks being
brought to life before an appreciative audience.
Once again we proudly have another young Midlands band that has the talent to carry the torch of those
that have gone before from this great stronghold of metal.