Dorean Lives’ A Cold Fire from the One I Loved is one of the best rock albums of 2013. Combining almost every element that has made rock famous, Dorean Lives’ new album is six years in the making and was worth the extra wait.
Combining symphony (“A Cold Fire From The One I Loved”), hard rocking riffs (“Shores,” “The Fear That Brought Us”), beautiful ballad work (“These Dark Matters”) and even some punk influences (“Fated to Repeat”), this debut has three key themes that make it as good as it is. The first is diversity. This album is able to cover so many musical styles, but still manages to keep its hard rock roots. Secondly, the group’s impact-driven instrumental pieces. The biggest standout is the hard hitting drum work on this album, which brings a wide scope of emotions into the instrumental delivery. Lastly, there’s the powerful vocal performance. Most bands in the current rock world tend to go for the higher-pitch vocal performance through and through, but the boys in Dorean Lives bring a wide-variety of vocal styles, from a deep rasp to a high crescendo. With all this put together, you get the brilliance that is A Cold Fire From The One I Loved.
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