Friday, February 26, 2021

The Veith Ricardo Project "Storm Warning"

Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Label: Pure Steel Records - PSRCD222
Format: CD, digital
Release date: February 26, 2021
1. Running Away (6:48) 
2. The Green Tractor (6:25) 
3. Storm Warning (6:40) 
4. Hit The Wall (5:12) 
5. Eruption Of Corruption (3:06) 
6. Anathema Maranatha (4:37) 
7. Longing For Home (2:52) 
8. Lighthouse (3:46) 
9. Always (3:33) 
10. Highest Mountain (4:35) 
11. I Still Love You (3:26) 

Total Time 51:00 

Juan Ricardo – vocals
Vincent Veith – keyboards
Neil Zaza – guitars
Jerry Brightman – pedal steel
Doug Johns – bass
Chris Ceja – drums
Vincent Veith, Corb and Carol Felgenhour, Paula Clark, Emily Bzdafka, Taylor Nagy - backing vocals

The completed album very much has the feel of a concept album verging even on rock opera with a huge score and there is just so much happening with swathes of keyboards, churning guitars and a strident and intense vocal delivery from Juan Ricardo. Much of the keyboard driven work puts me in mind of the great Glass Hammer but there are quite a few styles here from hard rock, anthemic melodic rock right through to progressive rock so that every play seems to bring something new to the mix. There are pleasing ballads to enjoy too but it is a difficult album to categorise due to the ever changing styles but it is a most pleasing album that is probably best described as AOR. Great guitar, thrilling keyboards and the usual rich and expressive vocals of Ricardo make this an album that will provides hours of delight as you try to compartmentalise the sound but you will continue to find something new that will always delight. (velvetthunder.co.uk)

Running Away

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