Release date Sept 16th 2014
A Review by Reckless Ronny
The bands sound is hard alternative rock with balls out fist pumping anthems with melodic twists and turns covering topics of overcoming opposition/hardships and rising to the top with unbreakable spirit.
“Peace At All Costs” has a lot of songs on the CD -14 and all. The opener’ IV’ is pretty heavy and more of an intro which leads into “Love And War”, a very catchy tune with lots of energy and charisma, which will bring the crowds to their feet while banging their heads. Track three on the disc “Darker Side Of The Moon” blends in very well with Ryan Patricks’ hypnotic guitar intro and Adrian Patrick’s full range vocals delivering a crushing sound. “Demon Fighter” has an ascending climb to it musically, as if one is fighting their way through some troubled times. Drummer Corky Gainsford and Vassillios Metropoulos on bass really bring the heavy on this number with Andrew Pugh bringing the huge guitar riffs. Track five on “Peace At All Costs” is “Coming For The Throne” which has a heavy-tough swagger to it. The production on this tune is very cool with great tempo changes, great effects ,great lyrics and an anthem like chorus that’ll make you wake up! Next up is called “Never Say” which would fit very well within the parameters of popular FM radio, feel good song for the ladies ;} Track seven is entitled “The Other Side Of Truth” is a quick tempo number that makes me want to jump in my car crank the sub-woofers and drive fast. “All The Pretty Things” comes across as a little mellow yet at the same time very intricate and well produced. The next track “Walk Away” opens with an acoustic guitar and Andrews’ vocals building into a climatic chorus,.. love/relationships gone astray and it’s time to move on. Track 10 is called “For The Fallen Ones” that has a great fast tempo- smashing rhythm to it yet melodic and thought-provoking lyrically. “Fate Is Your Enemy” has a gritty guitar sound with bashing exuberance. My favorite song on the disc. Track 12 on the disc is simply entitled “V” which has a classy piano going on; more as an outro for the disc. Tracks 13 and 14 are bonus songs and they are “Meet Me In The Dark” that has an epic feel to it with Andrew’s vocals and the whole band shining through. “Man On Fire” starts off slow and melodic building up to a musical apex with great lyrics great rhythm and some really cool guitar. Overall I think “Peace At All Costs” is a well thought out written, engineered and produced CD that music lovers will like for years to come, even if you’ve never heard of the band before like myself. Great talent and good music equals enjoyment. I’d rate this album five out of five on my hard alternative metal meter.