PROSEVERE

"Burn the City" (Self-produced; 2011)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

"Burn the City" is a bright and energetic slice of rock'n'roll. The songs are mostly guitar-driven, mid-paced rockers with melodies and choruses that will stay lodged in your brain well after the CD has ended. The impressive clean lead vocals are sometimes backed with scorching growling screams that give the songs an additional, well-placed edge.

In addition to the outstanding musicianship and songwriting here, the production on this CD must be mentioned as well. "Burn the City" is stunningly crisp and clear, giving its riffs and vocals additional power in their individuality. If there was 3D for stereo audio, this would be it. This album sounds great on headphones.

The slowest track, "Can't Let Go," shows another dimension of the band. It's one of those songs you might expect to hear in a movie or television montage ... and I won't be surprised if we see that soon.

Those looking for a solid slab of hard rock without unnecessary extremes will likely find "Burn the City" to be exactly what they're looking for.

Prosevere: Gary Segars- Vocals; Eric Ashe- Guitar; Matt Riley- Bass; Rocky Griggs- Drums.

For more information, check out http://www.prosevere.com.

Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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