Sunday is a very lazy and sleepy day, also it is the international day for pasta in any italian blooded family. So I prepared my capeletti with a juicy tomato sauce with some roasted chicken. Hey, I am a respectable dude. Presto! A very special sunday, and traditional lunch. What does this have to do with Messer? Nothing because this is not a recipe review, but a musical review. A lot, because Messer are the exact combination of tradition and modernity. Messer were the right choice as a good wine to go with the meal. “Make This Life” is a cheer up effort that enlightened the day with my capeletti. Much of it thanks to vocalist Dereak Messer, whose correct and well-tuned voice gave light to this album though alternative rock/metal is not the exact styles to make a vocalist shine.
Messer’s “Make This Life” is able to mix properly hard rock pieces with some alternative and industrial effects. The outcome was a modern and cutting edge sound which has not lost the needed aggression and spontaneity which made “Messer” a very spontaneous album. Many ask what happened to the 1980s hard rock. I have the answer; it evolved to Messer. “Messer” keep the faith of the good old hard rock with some dashes of modern metal. Messer even kept the feeling with a modern power ballad called “Lay Down Your Heart,” which reminds a lot Rough Cutt.
The first single & video “Make This Life,” is the living proof that it is possible to make modern music with a proper vocalist and guitar solos. It’s about time. The next one is for the broken hearted, “One More Time” is another ballad, but this one has a 1970s taste which makes you sing along.
Yeah, it was a good old traditional sunday. Thanks to my capeletti and to Messer’s “Messer.”
Messer’s “Messer” was on the table on April 20th via Maddpants Records.
- Throw It Away
- Everything Beautiful
- Fight Of My Life
- Still Better Off
- Lay Down Your Heart
- Make This Life
- Simple Man
- Save Myself
- One More Time
- Simple Man (Acoustic)
P. S.: Messer did a very good job on honoring the name “Simple Man (Acoustic).” Now I know why “Whiskey” is the fan fave. Uptempo song with good guitar solos.
Watch “Make This Life” official video here: