Power play magazine The Cry Of Gaïa

Power play magazine Issue175 Equinox the cry of gaia

Power play magazine Issue175 Equinox the cry of gaia

« French metal band Equinox is very much the sum of its parts : four well travelled gents who’ve worked with everyone from Paul Gilbert to Angra. The result is a supeb debut album with razor-sharp playing and plenty of crops genre appeal.

There’s a distinctly European vibe here, as you might expect. Think Nightwish with Yngwie on guitar and you’re not a million miles off : choral harmonies and neoclassical shredding are staples for most of the record. You’ve a bit of journey-esque hard rock thrown in here, too, tracks like « I Had a Dream » and « Amber » as anthemic good radio friendly as anything the Californians might put out. But then there’s that cover: a perhaps ill-advised reworking of Queen’s « The Show Must Go On » : if ever there was a song that should be sacred, it’s that. Yet the Equinox boys do an admirable jock, injecting a healthy dose of speed metal into the mix, turning the whole thing on its head. They’re a gutsy lot, you know.

« The Cry Of Gaia » boasts the kind of swagger you’d expect from a band that’s been touring for decades. The production is faultless, the songwriting effortless. It’s an epic, rabble-rousing affair that’s well worth your time dand dollar.

 

Powerpoints 8/10                Wayne Simmons

Power play magazine Issue175 Equinox the cry of gaia

Power play magazine Issue175 Equinox the cry of gaia

Power play magazine Issue175 Equinox the cry of gaia

Power play magazine Issue175 Equinox the cry of gaia


 

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