The Velvet Melodies - Salvation Sings

Published Friday 6th July 2012
The Velvet Melodies - Salvation Sings
The Velvet Melodies - Salvation Sings

RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 126770-19257
LABEL: Independent
FORMAT: CD Mini-album

Reviewed by Rose Edwards

The Northern Ireland-based melodic rock band here manage to convey their passion with their snappy alternative rock. Frontman Scott McNamara's strong vocals occasionally overshadow the guitars and drums but usually it all comes together for the anthemic choruses. Although the lyrics sometimes resort to a few Christian clich├ęs the band redeem themselves with punchy rock swagger which on their best cuts resembles the sound of mainstream big hitters the Goo Goo Dolls. "My God" has a strong message of faith and there are a couple of surprising moments of true beauty on this seven-song project, like the track "Mockingbird" with its melodic piano over which Scott and Jaye McNamara sing the tender lyrics ("Sweetly I sleep/Still the Mockingbird/Teases and taunts upon your every word/As the stars collide only the redeemed survive"). Overall, 'Salvation Sings' is a strong debut that bodes well for the future.

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