Saturday 13 January 2018

Redscale - Set In Stone (Album Review)

Release date: December 01st 2017. Label: Self Released. Format: CD/DD

Set In Stone – Tracklisting

1.The Ascent 01:49
2.Olympus 04:25
3.False Light 04:11
4.Atlas 04:42
5.The Collapse 04:07
6.Hypnos 03:08
7.Prometheus 04:55
8.The Descent 01:45
9.Beast from Below 03:19


Set In Stone is the debut album from German Hard Rock/Stoner Rockers Redscale and it's a heavy and accomplished record from the band. The album has elements of Hard Rock, Classic Rock and Stoner Rock all delivered with a turbo charged energy. The vocals have a classic heavy metal feel as the vocals immerse themselves superbly well with the heavy stoner rock grooves.

The songs on the album follow a simple template of HEAVY RIFFS, LOUD VOCALS and CATCHY CHORUSES. Yeah it's a boring formula but it works so surprisingly well for Redscale as songs such as Olympus, False Light, The Collapse and Hypnos have a vintage Stoner Rock quality with elements of Psychedelia appearing here and there. The lyrics maybe inspired by the 80s Heavy Metal scene but at least Redscale are keeping the whole music within the Stoner Rock environment.

Set In Stone may not have the most original of sounds but what the album does have is PASSION and fantastic musicians who prove they can play with many fine riffs with enough power to satisfy even the most jaded of Hard Rock/Stoner Rock fan.

If you're in the mood for an album with a deep love for all things 1980s Hard Rock and Heavy Metal but with a modern Stoner Rock twist then look no further as Redscale are the band for you. Set In Stone is a superbly entertaining album and proves that Redscale have a bright future ahead of them.

Excellent and Highly Recommended.

Words by Steve Howe