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REVIEW: Black Roze - 'Spiritual Hell'




Black Roze is a quintet from Kent, UK who incorporate many rock genres into their sound, giving them an interesting and appealing blend and their debut full-length album 'Spiritual Hell' highlights this perfectly.

Opener ‘Obscenity’ is extremely melodic throughout with an especially memorable chorus. This is a great way to open as it leaves you wanting more of this raw and exciting sound and singer Vixen soothes you with her pleasing vocals.

'Godz N Queenz' is heavier and far more sleazy but in a gritty and brilliant way, with catchy hooks and attitude packed vocals from vocalist Viixen who gets to show her diversity – this is a fun and hard-hitting track.

‘Soul On Fire’ is a fiery slow burner which appropriately features a lot of soul, especially through Vixen’s beautiful vulnerable vocals. This is very powerful and soaring, with ambient and bluesy guitars throughout. Towards the end, there is a great transition as it picks up the pace whilst remaining coherent and well-executed and the icing on the cake is epic solo to see us out.

‘Snow White Angel’ follows and sees a charming duet with Vixen and guitarist Baz which works well and offers something a bit different in the mix and has a definite old school rock vibe.

The gloomy but grand ‘In The Darkness’ (Hell) sees devious intricate guitars kick this off and immediately pull you in and keeps you enthralled throughout. The track showcases the whole of the band's capabilities very well with strong driving riffs and rhythmic thumps along the way.

‘Curse Of The Black Roze’ is also one of the heaviest gritty offerings and boasts another soothing and stylish guitar solo. To lighten things up again is ‘So Sleazy’ which is a feel-good perfect sleazy rock ballad and will make you want to sing and dance along.

To close the album and come full circle is 'In The Darkness(Spiritual)' which is ambient with beautiful haunting soft vocals throughout and ends on a pleasant and more upbeat manner yet with a sombre tone running through it, contradicting the earlier counterpart track 
‘In The Darkness’ (Hell) which feels like a complete and appropriate way to end.

This is a highly enjoyable rock album that embraces many elements from hard rock, Bristish sleaze, metal and classic rock with each track exploring different sounds and styles and the outcome is always fulfilling and fun.


Check out their video for 'In The Darkness':

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