Song Review: Halo Tora- Always the Last to Know

Halo Tora is a five-piece Progressive Rock band from Glasgow that has formed a bond through years of writing and performing Live shows supporting Jamie Lenman, Tremonti and My Vitriol, as well as embarking on their own UK and European tours. The band have appeared at several festivals including the UK’s ArcTanGent. Halo Tora are Chris Alexander (Guitars/Vocals) Ian McCall (Guitars/Vocal), Mark Young (Bass), Chris McKeown (Drums), and Ryan Connery (Keyboards).

'Always The Last to Know' is the latest release from the band’s album Man of Stone: First Chapter, which is available via Spotify, Itunes and Deezer.  The track itself is a multi-layered and melodic path of Alt and Prog rock that is sure to appease fans of Coheed and Cambria and Karnivool.

The intro is a structured beautiful and intricate timbre that attacks the listener’s ear in juxtaposition with the opening lines of Alexander’s vocals. This paves the way for an expressive track that features a keyboard section that adds depth and mood. The vocal melody qualities are to the point and combine with stirring guitar lines that build to a climax that exposes the band’s raw emotions. The swirling mix of textures creates an eloquent and tender track that would appear to any sensitive rock fan.



Superfecta- The Abyss ( Single Review)

London based hard rockers Superfecta returned in last year with a new line – up that now consists of Danun Todd ( guitars) Rob Negrini (vocals), Matt Vella ( drums) and Carl "Costa" Highman ( Bass) are creating a reputation amongst international stations. The group introduce an alternative take on grunge rock with thunderous drums, intricate songwriting and addictive riffs that will stay long in your ears afterwards.

Superfecta is a force to be reckoned with.They spent the remainder of last year gigging, recording, songwriting around the spotlights of London The band’s latest single The Abyss has commercial value that with the combination of Negrini’s powerful vocals and Todd’s Guitar breaks produce a hook-laden chorus that would appease fans of Ian Astbury and Scott Weiland. The track is instantly trapping the listener with its track explodes with a high octane riff that will leave listeners catching their breaths, before the introduction of Negrini. His voice is rich with emotion, as he screams “ Forgive me”.

The lyrics about unrequited love are as haunting as the breakdowns towards the end. Highman’s bass and Vella’s drumming create a focused rhythm section that is a testament to the band’s ability to compose a decent song that will attract them a new fanbase. This could very well be the track that proves a hit with them!

The band are currently working on their debut album due for release in June.
Also, Look out for the band, who will next be appearing at The Scream Lounge in London on May 19th. For fans of Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Stone Temple Pilots, The Cult

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