Album Review: Crimson Star – Bay View

Crimson Star Cover ArtworkCrimson Star – Bay View

Release date – 18th of January 2018

Label –  Salop Road’s Records

Crimson Star are a Birmingham three-piece who play hard rock in the same vein as Royal Blood and Muse. The five-track E.P, and was produced by Romesh Dodangoda who has worked with the likes of Lower than Atlantis and Bring Me the Horizon.

The album opens with arguably its strongest track The Pragmatistist, a great opener which comes right out with a big groovy riff and doesn’t let up for the rest of the track. It sounds massive, and wouldn’t sound out of place on an arena-sized stage. Track two, La Prom, is just as good as the opener. Thundering drums and bass complement a soaring melodic riff and powerful hard hitting vocals make for a truly great song.

Track three Once wouldn’t feel out of place on a Royal Blood album, and its only when track four, Euthanize me, rolls around that things start to slow down. It has a definite stoner rock vibe, and while it not being a bad track, the quieter moments on it lack the impact and power of the previous tracks and it does outstay its welcome somewhat.

Normal service is resumed on the final track Gimme Some, which follows much of the same blueprint as the previous tracks. Thunderous riffs and drums and powerful vocals.

There is something naturally cool about three pieces, and Crimson Star is no different. This E.P oozes confidence, and these songs deserve to be played on big stages. If this E.P is a taster of what’s to come then the future is looking very bright for Crimson Star. Just maybe some better lyrics next time. Definitely ones to watch.

Rating: 7/10

Reccomended Track: The Pragmatist

You can find out more about Crimson Star here: www.crimsonstarrocks.com/



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