Monday, June 3, 2013

CD Review: Candlelight Red Find "Reclamation" On Their Latest Album

From Pennsylvania comes the hard rock band Candlelight Red with their second full-length album “Reclamation.” The band has been non-stop writing, recording and touring since their big break in 2010 as the winners of Guitar Center’s “Onstage Concert,” which got them an opening slot on the Kiss tour. The band’s debut album spawned the Top 30 hit “Demons” on the Active Rock charts and their follow-up EP was produced by Sevendust drummer Morgan Rose. The chemistry worked so well that he returned for “Reclamation” which is due out on June 4 through Imagen Records.

The album combines nine brand-new songs with four songs from the “Demons” EP. One of the brand–new songs is the hard-rock grind of “Reflecting” as the crunch of guitars and the pounding of drums is what gives these song a heavy metal sound. The album’s latest single; “Feel The Same” has a less aggressive feel, but still rocks with lead singer, Ryan Hoke belting out his vocals with a passion. Candlelight Red combines that aggressive metal edge with the powerful, mainstream rock vocals on “Life As We Know It.” They get raw and raunchy on “Like A Disease” as you can hear the influences of Morgan Rose seeping in. They tone down the metal for a more mainstream rock sound on “Lifeless,” before closing the album with their biggest hit single to date, “Demons.”

Candlelight Red will begin their tour on June 7th in Altoona, PA and continue on until mid-July teaming up with Trapt and Pop Evil. For more information on this quickly rising metal band, please visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/candlelightred.

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