Falling Red – Hasta La Victoria Siempre – Review

Falling Red have been said to be ‘One of the best the UK has to offer’ by Kerrang magazine and from listening to their new EP Hasta La Victoria Siempre I agree that the band have great future potential to shake things up on the glam metal scene.

They fall into the category of classic rock/glam metal a genre that has rather loyal yet rather picky fans – a hard market to make it in indeed but Falling Red have a great following behind them and have support from other bands such as Peep Show, Sebastian Bach and Dirty Penny. 

They played the famous rock festival Hard Rock Hell last year and will be playing the Lancashire rock and bike show in Blackpool this June.  The band have been putting in a lot of hours this year touring the country to try and make a name from themselves but the hard work is paying off with them co-headlining with Peep-Show in Camden’s Underworld music venue and having previously supported artists like Sebastian Bach of Skid Row.

Although the EP only has four tracks this does not take anything away from the album.  The album has everything you expect from a band of this genre – heaps of attitude, catchy choruses and of course the soppy track to prove its not all about sex, drugs and rock n roll.

In my opinion the best track on the album is the cheeky ‘If you aint down with the rock (you can fuck right off)’.  It really explains what the band is all about and that is hard, fast rock n roll and dedication and if you don’t like it well I guess you can fuck right off.   The band are not in to messing about when it comes to their music.  The passion is very evident and passion is the one thing that will keep this band afloat regardless of what happens with their music in the future. Not that I think they have a bleak future.  If anything I feel the exact opposite.

The Last Kiss Goodbye is the token ballad and it showcases singer and lead guitarist Rozeys strong vocals.  Unlike a lot of glam metal vocalists Rozey does not have the cliche screechy vocals that glam metal is usually accompanied by but a coarse yet melodic voice that no doubt makes a lot of girls swoon.

Come on Down is the first single to be released from the EP and has all the ‘woahs’ that you need in a classic rock tune.  Think Bon Jovi meets Motley Crue.  It also has video full of sexy dancers that if you want to check out can be found on the bands Myspace page.

Last but not least My Little Vice with intrinsic guitar solos shows a more subtle side of the band but still encompasses the overall attitude of the band which is work hard but rock a lot harder.

If you like bands in the classic rock genre or are more into a bit of sleaze like Crash Diet and Hardcore Superstar then Falling Red will fit nicely into your play list and that the fact that the EP is short means you have time to hit repeat and enjoy it all over again.

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