With their new heavy rock album “2024” RAVENSTINE step it up and present themselves even more musically mature and cohesive than they did on their self-titled debut.
This time, John took over the main composer duties, but all band members contributed to the big picture.
While reviewing the material, it became clear that RAVENSTINE wanted to keep their own style, while the songs should be catchy without sounding stale or artificial.
Lyrically, RAVENSTINE stayed true to themselves and sing about topics that preoccupy them in their everyday lives, such as depression (“Black Is The Brightest Color”); about a homeland lost as well as the feeling that home doesn’t even exist anymore (“A Long Way Home”); the prospect of one’s eventual demise (“When I’m Dead And Gone”) or the possible link between social media and rampages (“Killing Spree”).
According to the band, they composed a flawless gem with their song “Fly Eagle Fly” that features everything a hit song needs: A good riff, a groove that grabs you and a killer chorus!
Fans of ballads will be pleased too: While “Signs By The Roadside” lives from its atmosphere, “When I’m Dead And Gone” comes with a chorus that makes the listener want to hold up a lighter and slowly move it from left to right.
01 – Black Is The Brightest Color
02 – Easy Come Easy Go
03 – Fly Eagle Fly
04 – Signs By The Roadside
05 – In The Light
06 – A Long Way Home
07 – Killing Spree
08 – When I’m Dead And Gone
09 – Freedom Day (Live Version) (Bonus Track)
– Žanil Tataj- Žak: Lead- / Harmony Vocals
– John A.B.C. Smith: Lead- / Harmony Vocals, Bass, (Acoustic) Guitars
– Martin Sosna: Guitars, Vocals
– Ian O’Sullivan: Guitars, Vocals, Mandolin
– Hanno Kerstan: Drums, Percussions