SEA - SEA (Target/Mighty Music)
Each and every time a promo package from the Danish label Mighty Music approaches my postal mailbox, Iím very curious whatís inside. Most of the bands on their roster are quite unknown to the general public but still, due to the mutual collaboration between Mighty Music and Metal To Infinity, I must admit that we mostly were allowed to meet great bands. This company does not bite itself to one particular genre, multiple style of Rock and Metal have already been presented and the time has come to spread the word of newcomer called Sea from Denmark.
Music brings people closer to each other, thatís for sure and it also happened with the start of Sea. During their juvenile years, these guys met each other because of their passion for Heavy Rock music from the past. They were determined to form a band in an anti-commercial or modern way. Fascinated by good old Classic Hard Rock music, they found a dark and smoke filled basement getting start the rehearsals. A band that is fully driven to reach its goal mostly achieves good results and Sea is an excellent example to that! As an ardent fan of old school Hard Rock and Metal music, Iím laden with good future prospects and am definitely proud to present the debut effort of Danish based rockers named Sea. Until Iíve heard their self titled new album, I was totally unfamiliar with themÖ now that I've listened to the entire CD a few times, I can tell these guys are excellent suppliers in early eighties style of Hard Rock music !
In just one week the album was recorded at Dead Rat Studio under the guidance of Jacob Bredahl (Hatesphere, Necrosis, Hellhorse, Allhelluja,Ö) and mastered by a first class American based record producer/mastering engineer named Brad Boatright. Brad is actually also a bass player, guitarist and singer who worked with bands like Cooters, From Ashes Rise, Warcry among a.o. Both Sea and the two engineers were agreed to create an album with an older character and they succeeded in their goal. Without the use of too much technical equipment in the studio, Seaís debut album sounds good to me. Unpolished, kinda raw and organicÖ all I need to enjoy a good old school album!
They have a great vocalist on board named Anders Brink who also plays guitar very heavy and purposeful to spoil the Classic Hard Rock maniacs mainly. Second axeman Anders Kargaard seems to be manufactured of the right material as well, all songs feature energy pumping/melodic twin guitar works perfectly attuned to each other. Pure old school tradition, awesome ! The drummer and the bassist are expected to be matched to each other, Maico Thyge and Jonas Bangstrup fully comply with these requirements. Sea is a new band delivering their rock style hard, unpretentious and with an attitude that does crave me for an unforgettable period in my lifetime, the late 70s and 80s Hard Rock & Heavy Metal era.
I really enjoyed this album and like to recommend to all those old school rocking maniacs mainly. Definitely a must-have for fans of Blue Oˇster Cult, Blue Cheer, The Rods, Vanderbuyst, Thin Lizzy, very early Black Sabbath, Montrose and stuff. Decades ago, this kind of music showed me a totally different world where real camaraderie and mutual devotion prevailed. We were labeled as scum by our long hair, but that could not hurt us. We were who we were and showed our middle finger to anyone who give a f**ck about us. According to myself, at that time the fraternity was very close, something that in today's life begins to fail. Anyway, in my mind I keep enjoying this golden period with full conviction. Over the years, I became almost bald but deep down inside my heart and soul, I stayed the same person and thatís the most important for me. Rock Ďn Roll lives will always be with me, hell yeah ! More band info at: www.facebook.com/seamusicdk Let speak your old fashioned Rock heart speak and order right HERE.
My Points: 85 / 100
95+ : Outstanding, high valued albums & Classic OnesÖ a direct purchase is advisable !
Between 90 and 95: Surpasses the style of music, must be heard/ordered by every Metal fan
Between 80 and 89: Good in its own genre, recommended for those hooked on it
Between 70 and 79: Decent but best previewing
Between 60 and 69: Rather moderate
Between 50 and 59: Bad, substandard50- : Rubbish