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Edge Of Forever: Seminole

Seminole is the 5th album from these Italian Hard Rockers, and their second for the Frontiers label. Led once more by producer and main songwriter Alessandro Del Vecchio, and it’s a safe bet to say that most rock fans will already know what to expect.

There are 12 tracks on show here that generally tick all the right boxes, from its dense instrumentation, big anthemic choruses through to lyrics that are fully intent on inspiring. The opening salvo of `Get Up On Your Feet Again` and `On The Other Side Of Pain` will most certainly hit the sweet spot for modern rock fans, with all the familiar hard rock tropes fully intact. `Made It Through`, though brings some relief from the intensity of the first two songs with a certain Queensryche feel to it, albeit in their more melodic moments.

To be honest I found the next two songs `Shift The Paradigm` and `Another Salvation` rather passed me by somewhat, certainly big on production values but I personally felt they were just treading water slightly.

`Breath For Life` certainly fares better with its nice sense of dynamics, and a cool lyric, and `Wrong Dimension` certainly builds upon that with its atmospheric eastern flavoured opening, which then develops into a chunky full on rocker, but `Our Battle Rages On` once again left me feeling that there was more to come from the song.

It’s left up to the 4 part title track to fully develop the bands ideas to their maximum potential, which tells the tale of a Seminole warrior who after tasting defeat ultimately rises up once again to be victorious, something which the albums lyrics throughout allude to.

This is an album that for me personally just lacks some real consistency, but there’s more than enough here to warm the cockles of the hearts of fans of music from Alessandro Del Vecchio.

Track Listing
1. Get Up On Your Feet Again
2. On The Other Side Of Pain
3. Made It Through
4. Shift The Paradigm
5. Another Salvation
6. Breath Of Life
7. Wrong Dimension
8. Our Battle Rages On
9. Seminole Pt.1 In The Land Of The Seminole
10. Seminole Pt.2 Mistake Reality
11. Seminole Pt.3 Rewrite the Story
12. Seminole Pt.4 The End's Starting To Begin

Added: January 27th 2022
Reviewer: Malcolm Smith
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