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Showing posts with label Up 2 Zero Entertainment. Show all posts
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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Up 2 Zero Entertainment artist: Anthony Gomes - Peace, Love & Loud Guitars - New Release review

I just had the opportunity to review the most recent release, Peace, Love & Loud Guitars, from Anthony Gomes and it has the signature Gomes edgy rock blues feel. Opening with solid rocker, Come Down, Gomes is handling lead vocal and guitar. Backed by Mike Brignardello on bass, Greg Morrow on drums, David Smith on keys, Chris Leuzinger on acoustic guitar and Angie Primm, Gale Stuart, Devonne Foulkes and Gomes on backing vocals this is a nice opener. Turning up the blues, Blues In The First Degree has a great pace and Gomes' vocals are gritty and raw. His guitar soloing has real bite and Brignardello's bass lines are perfect. Shuffle track, The Whiskey Made Me Do It, is one of those tracks that you know will be a huge concert favorite. Gomes' slide work gives the track a steamy edge making this one of my favorite tracks on the release. The radio choice for the release is ballad, You Are Amazing with it's supple melody, fluid guitar solos and solid vocals. Very nice. Title track, Peace, Love & Loud Guitars is a classic rocker with rowdy guitar riffs which would fill any arena with screaming head bangers. Another track with mass appeal is Your Mama Wants To Do Me with the following lyric (and your daddy wants to do me in). Another of my favorites, Hard Road Easy, has a great drum floor compliments of Morrow paired with Gomes' guitar lines giving it a Led Zep feel. His soloing on this track is smooth and lush. Wrapping the release is ballad, Take Me Back Home featuring Gomes way out front on lead vocals with only the necessity of backing instrumentation. A very clean closer for a solid release. 

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Up 2 Zero Entertainment artist: Anthony Gomes - Electric Field Holler - New Release review

I just received the newest release, Electric Field Holler, from Anthony Gomes and it's blistering! Opening with Turn It Up, Gomes sets high expectations with a solid cowbell which tells you right off where the track is going. Hot, stinging and rocking. A modern rocker with a blues root and clearly modern riffs permeate this track. Back Door Scratchin' sets down with a bit more southern rock feel and heavy kick drum bottom by Chad Cromwell. Theo Harden on bass and Cromwell set a heavy stage for Gomes who really throws up the pyrotechnics. Whiskey Train has a real cool swagger and I particularly like Gomes vocals on this track. Particularly bluesy guitar riffs make this one of my favorite tracks on the release. Blueschild is a lumbering heavy rocker with snappy blues guitar riffs. Nowhere Is Home has a simple rock rhythm and tight vocal harmonies with Vicki Hampton, Wendy Moten, Minnie Murphy and Kelly Wild. Cool keyboard effects add to the overall effectiveness of this track. A melodic ballad line on guitar makes this a real standout track. Losing Game is a straight up rocker with a solid bottom. Gomes explodes into the track with flame thrower heat from his guitar giving this track particular sting. The Blues Ain't the Blues No More has a primitive blues feel with acoustic resonator slide work and solo vocals with only minimal percussion. Very nice! Junk In The Trunk is another hard rocker with a straight up kick drum. Fans with a love of blues infused rockers will definitely like this one. Love Crazy has a definite pop feel with smooth vocal harmonies. I really like Cromwell's drum attack and Gomes' vocals on this track definitely radio bound with an interesting blend of key and guitar work. Red Handed Blues, a track with deliberate intention kicks down the doors and rumbles. Gomes has never been shy with his guitar and Red Handed is no exception. Wrapping the release is Listen To The Universe with a great groove. With it's guitar chant sounding heavy like Mountain and overlaid guitar riffs, this track hits home. Pulling out all of the stops Gomes lays down some of the hottest guitar riffs on the release making for a super finale.

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