The Blaque Rose Project
By Tiffany Razzano
This female-fronted blues-rock band has what it takes to make it big. In fact, their sound is reminiscent of Antigone Rising, fellow locals whose fan base, which includes the Rolling Stones, continues to grow daily. The darker elements of the band's sound bring to mind the melodies of harder rock bands.
The first song, "Run," has a very dark, almost gothic feel that is further enhanced by the lead singer's brazen and husky vocals. It's these vocals, along with the occasional searing electric guitar solo, that really makes the band's sound stand out.
On the second track, "Separate," the vocals are inaudible at times, as the band overpowers them on occasion. The next track, "Burnin' Me Up," is a standout track. The lead singer declares on this up-tempo track, "Don't mess with my fire/it's burning me."
"Hush" is also a key track. It kicks off with a rocking tempo before morphing into an almost creepy, gothic-blues lullaby, then kicking it up a notch for the end of the song. "Let Go" is a bit more pop-oriented, sounding as though it could hold its own on any Top 40 rock radio format.
Published April 24, 2006
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