Released April 19, 2011 (Scarlet Records)
CD Track List:
01. Another Chance
02. There’s Still Hope
03. Let It End This Way
04. World Keeps Falling Down
05. Even If
06. Hold On
07. Take You Away
08. Somewhere In Your Heart
09. That’s What Happened To Us
11. When It Rains
Giancarlo Floridia – vocals and guitar
Alex De Rosso – guitars
Fabrizio Grossi – bass
Tony Morra – drums
Mastered by Tom Baker.
The debut album from California’s Faithsedge is a melodic hard rock/AOR fan’s dream come true. From the opening bell “Another Chance” through the metallic scorcher “World Keeps Falling Down” to the final bell of “When It Rains”, this disc relentlessly pummels the listener into a state of pure melodic bliss.
Singer Giancarlo Floridia has a voice to be reckoned with — he has all the power and prowess to impress even the most cynical of fans of this genre. The rhythm section, consisting of bassist Fabrizio Grossi and drummer Tony Morra are spot on… so tight that you can’t even breath. Of course let’s not forget the signature licks and laser sharp stylings from former Dokken guitarist Alex De Rosso — who pushes this release to a place of honor amongst even the most relished of hair-metal staples from back in the day.
If bands like Nelson, Jake E.Lee era Ozzy Osbourne (musically), Night Ranger, Dokken, Harem Scarem, Winger and Damn Yankees make your pants a bit tighter, then listening to the debut from Faithsedge should have you popping a seam or two. Not only does this one pack the punches to keep the metal-heads and hard-rockers interested, it is very melodic — and with the tasty ballad “Hold On”, it will appeal to the the AOR fanatics and most importantly the ladies.
Faithsedege‘s debut is, for lack of a better word, good… damn good! Don’t hesitate to bring this little beauty home and take her for a spin, she certainly will satisfy.
faithsedgemusic.com – www.facebook.com/faithsedge – www.scarletrecords.it
Reviewed by Terry Martinson for Sleaze Roxx, April 2011