Wavorly - Conquering The Fear Of Flight

Published Wednesday 2nd January 2008
Wavorly - Conquering The Fear Of Flight
Wavorly - Conquering The Fear Of Flight

RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 43405-13470
LABEL: Flicker 8306108422
RRP: £9.99

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

This team come from Tupelo, Mississippi but don't expect Southern rock and blues re-treads. The band have an ambitious sound that sounds like a cross between Muse and Mae and with some fine production from Rob Graves (Red) who weaves strings and elegant piano into the walls of howling guitars to make a quixotic mix of sounds, hard and heavy one second, intricate and wistful the next. Two of the songs here, "Part One" and "Madmen", are directly inspired by CS Lewis' allegorical novel The Great Divorce and both work well while the first single from the project, the elegant "Praise And Adore" has been taken up by some US radio stations as a worship anthem though it isn't really that. In fact throughout lead singer Dave Stovall shows himself to be an exceptional lyricist with the ability to bring spiritual insights which are neither simplistic or clouded in obscure metaphor. From the first cut "Introducing" where strings and classical piano establish a darkly elegant waltz before the track explodes into a wall of guitar and drums this is thinking man's rock over which Stovall's powerful vocals ride with passion and pathos. An exceptional debut from a band with the musical intelligence to stay around a fair while.

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Product Description
In the awesome album 'Conquering the Fear of Flight', Wavorly leads us through a musical landscape that journeys toward that other place we often hope to discover, basing several songs on the C.S. Lewis classic.
A five piece band from Mississippi, Wavorly's eclectic, modern rock debut album is a treat.

Reader Comments

Posted by warren white in alabama @ 16:00 on Jul 1 2009

this is years ahead of its time. this young man has been doing this since he was 12 he is so talented!! i know cause im his uncle!!! much love david!!! oh btw his new album drops soon and its bangin!!!!

Posted by ashley in mn @ 18:18 on Mar 27 2009

i think wavorly did a great job on this album, i love the main singers accent it sounds so diffrent from what i normally listen to but they are my new fav band! my favorites are the more hard rock ones ...
1. stay with me (my fav :D)
2. part one
3. endless day
4. madmen
keep it up wavorly cant wait till your next album!!!

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