Translated from CZ
In March of last year, Guitarist American Reverence, Pete Rossi, died. While this forced change in band release is not the only one that has come from the three-year-old Gods Of War album (only guitarist Bryan Holland and drummer Steve Wacholz left the band), Reverence did not have any destructive influence and the band in the context of preparing a live and new studio album, she has chosen to honor Pet’s memorial by publishing the EP “Foreverence”, in which the Pet’s art should still be recorded.
The eight songs are thus a comprehensive collection – two short instrumental, one cover-up, two live recordings from the debut album and three new studio tracks that are the focal point of the recording from the point of view of the current form of the band. The album “Gods Of War,” Bryan Holland made a comment that he was seen growing up with Rossi. “Foreverence” (at least his studio part) then continues in the footsteps of the previous album – the tough action power metal of American provenance with a strong element of European melodic melodicity, the top of this combination is the raw, energetic song “Phoenix Rising” with unassuming guitars, exhilarating adrenaline aggressive singing and a charge that can tease the audience in a fascinating way. Rossi’s remarkable track can be traced to guitar grading with the distinctive title “Last Flight (PJR RIP)”. The qualities of the new singer Scott Oliva are well borrowed from the Savatage “Sleep” loan (the joke of the original frontman Savatage Jon – the name of the original frontman Savatage Jon – the straight match of the name – a voice not unlike his follower Zaka, the legitimacy of the successful use of this song underlines the presence the former mistrust of this Florida party, not to mention that on the debut album it was obvious that Reverence had the work of Sava thoroughly under the skin. The songs “When Darkness Fall” and “Price You Pay” in the live record show that the upcoming live album might not be a futile matter.
It’s a bit sad when similar recordings are created for reasons such as “Foreverence”. However, it must be acknowledged that the remembrance of the deceased’s friend Reverend has been a success.