REVOLUTION SAINTS

(UNITED STATES)

AGAINST THE WINDS

(2024)
LABEL:

FRONTIERS RECORDS

GENRE:

MELODIC HARD ROCK

TAGS:
80's, Easy-Listening
"A little less successful than its exceptional predecessor, Revolution Saints' 'Against The Winds' should please Journey fans and lovers of fine guitars."
LYNOTT (12.02.2024)  
4/5
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Revolution Saints are back at the start of the new year, just nine months after their excellent 'Eagle Flight'. "Against The Winds' is already the fifth album from this combo, which was predicted to have a short existence when it was born in 2015. There's a tendency to be wary of supergroups.

The arrival of the Hoekstra/Pilson pair on the strings last year gave Revolution Saints a new lease of life, allowing sceptical commentators to envisage a certain durability for the band. The Whitesnake guitarist is omnipresent here, and if the record does more than hold your attention from time to time, it's largely thanks to his fiery riffs and staggering solos. That said, 'Against The Winds' unfortunately doesn't hit as hard as its predecessor.

While the latter stunned us with its succession of hits, the newcomer is a little stingier in this respect. In terms of luminous melodiousness, only the hectic eponymous opening track, 'Lost In Damnation', which combines calm moments with passages full of emphasis, the ballad 'Show Me Your Light' and the strong AOR 'Changing My Mind' are up to the task. Of course, some of its successors are very pleasing to the ear, but their melodic inlaying power is more tenuous. 'Fall On My Knees', with its chorus partly reminiscent of Triumph's 'Magic Power', is one of them, as are 'Will I See You Again', 'Been Said And Done' and the more hard-hitting 'Save All That Remains'.

However, this slight dip should not blind us to the fact that Castronovo has a golden voice, which he uses with a conviction that does him credit, and it's worth pointing out the presence of the exceptional six-string, which prevents the less successful tracks from being forgotten too quickly. Naturally, the band's fans will rise in unison to praise this new production from the Americans, and they will inevitably drag Journey fans in their wake, the shadow of the giant looming unsurprisingly over this new offering.

Creating a successor to a perfectly successful opus is an arduous task. Some of the big names have even had a go at it. Revolution Saints have only half succeeded here. However, the band deserves a lot of praise for coming up with a very good record, just nine months after an exceptional album, and allowing us once again to enjoy the phenomenal guitar playing of its genius.
- Official website

TRACK LISTING:
01. Against The Winds
02. Changing My Mind
03. Fall On My Knees
04. Can't End It Right Now
05. Lost In Damnation
06. Will I See You Again
07. Show Me Your Light
08. Save All That Remains
09. Been Said And Done
10. Diving Wings
11. No Turning Back

LINEUP:
Alessandro Del Vecchio: Claviers
Deen Castronovo: Chant / Batterie
Jeff Pilson: Basse
Joel Hoekstra: Guitares
   
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KINGEDDIE
20/02/2024
 
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J'aime bien faire des bons mots comme d'habitude, dans ce cas, je dirais qu'ils sont pas assez "révolutionnaires" et trop "saints"...je sais, elle est facile mais bon..
LYNOTT
20/02/2024
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Ce n'est pas faux, l'influence est vraiment présente. On peut s'y faire ou pas. Reste que si on ausculte attentivement la discographie de Journey, il me semble que s'esbaudir sur chaque opus serait un tantinet exagéré. Je précise que je suis pourtant fan. Et puis Journey n'a guère été productif ces dernières années, alors profiter chaque année d'une imitation ne me gêne absolument pas.
KINGEDDIE
18/02/2024
 
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Ce "Against the winds" sonne beaucoup trop Journey sans en avoir la qualité, un peu le Canada Dry du hard FM... j'adore Joël hoekstra mais j'entends les notes du grand Neal Schon dans son jeu sans parler de Castronovo qui marche dans les pas de Steve Perry..au final, c'est joli mais un peu trop mou du genou...trop sage ou pas assez risqué pour éveiller un grand intérêt, ça va sans doute plaire à certains, sur ce coup, je passe mon tour, désolé
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