What an EP to be passed along this Saturday night, I’m sipping my favorite brew and listening to some smooth and cool instrumental rock from Decadent Heroes. This EP is for anyone looking to chill with some awesome guitar work and excellent production. “Shades of Light” features real hookey and rockin guitar licks every track, let’s dig in and check this one out. Press play to hear the title track and read the review, you will get hooked like I am on the sounds created on this 5 track EP.
Track 1 “Smoke in the Air” starts off with a hook that is OUTSTANDING and keeps going. This is one hot track, the energy and riffs are top notch. They are melodic, hard hitting and smooth. I can hear this track as a soundtrack to a movie or just backing music to a great time. The EP starts off on the right foot and this one pumps things up nicely with all the elements you could ever want.
Track 2 “Shades of Light” is an elegant and melodic track that makes a great car song driving up through the mountains on a fall day seeing all the colors and nuances complemented by a great lead guitar. Decadent Heroes certainly have a niche style that is well done, I really am getting into this EP and hope they release more.
Track 3 “Ares Era” has a cool feel to it, it is somewhat minimalistic and in its own right sets a real epic tone with rich keys and middle eastern scales. The power and and production on this one is top notch and it has energy and passion that is uniquely Decadent Heroes style. The break is well done with delicate guitars and highlights. The tones out of their leads are so different and perfectly chosen to create a whole sound that is great at any gathering. Intricate and developed this song will grow on you, it has on me.
Track 4 “Flyin’ High” has a nice melody and the synths work well with it. The recurring melodic line is nice to hear with a slight variation. This track is light and fun. The lead tells a story that is direct and in your face, this track will get the blood flowing if you are every flyin’ high.
Track 5 “Morning Break (bonus track)” has a great energy to it and the sounds off of the lead are so crisp and clear. It is a track to get you going any morning and its catchy cool riff will give a little extra pep in your step.
Well this 5 track EP is a keeper to me, the production, musicianship are top notch. If you are into catchy guitars and hooks along with masterful production this EP is for you! The energy is definitely addictive! You will enjoy this one…
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