Faultline - Fallen Angel

Year of Release: 2002
Label: Independent
Catalog Number: n/a
Format: CD
Total Time: 08:50:00

Faultline is a highly talented 5-piece from Finland who are simply one of the best independent bands I have heard in a long, long time. Even though there are only 2 tracks on this CD-single, these tracks leave the listener begging for more and does indeed serve its purpose when shopping for a deal.

What we get is super-catchy melodic heavy in the vein of Dokken, Fifth Angel, and Bonfire. The twin guitar leads by Allu and Samuli are the driving force behind the music, delivering immensely catchy riffs and nice solos. The mid-ranged vocals by Janne are also perfect for the music and come off strong and melodic. The interaction of the rhythm section is both tight and convincing. Both tracks are up-tempo rockers with tons of melody and harmony. In other words, every hard rock fan's dream. The songwriting, arrangements and delivery are top notch and can easily compete with the best bands of the genre.

The production for an independent release is almost beyond belief and better than many of the genre's official releases these days. Faultline stand forth showing that even though they are an independent band that there is no excuse for having a crappy production. With the technology available today and computer-based recording studios being public property, every band should have the opportunity to make a good sounding production without having to put loads of money into it. Heck, even the artwork for this CD is very good [but where is it? - PPO Ed.; indeed, nary a pic to be found on the web - PW ed.]

If the band can provide more songs of this high standard, they are bound to get signed very soon. Personally, I can't wait for a full blown album and neither can my friends who have heard this material. Keep up the good work guys, you are definitely on the right track in search for a deal. All the best of luck to you!

Similar To: Dokken, Fifth Angel, Bonfire

[This review originally appeared May 2003 at the ProgPower Online review site -ed.]
Fallen Angel / Running Away From You

Allu - guitars
Samuli - guitars
Janne - vocals

Fallen Angel (single) (2002)

Genre: Melodic Metal

Origin FI

Added: December 18th 2004
Reviewer: Bjørnar Bevolden

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