Raveneye – NOVA Review

Please note: I wrote a detailed review of this record for Broken Amp.

The Band:

Oli Brown – guitar & vocals

Aaron Spiers – bass guitar

Adam Breeze – drums

Tracklisting:

  1. Wanna Feel You
  2. Come With Me
  3. Inside
  4. Hero
  5. Supernova
  6. Walls
  7. Oh My Love
  8. Madeline
  9. Hate
  10. Out of the Rain
  11. Eternity

From Milton Keynes comes Raveneye, a three-piece rock group with a big sound. NOVA is big, bold stadium rock that can appeal to fans of rock and metal thanks to a slightly heavier leaning blues sound. If you’re a fan of the likes of Queens of the Stone Age, Audioslave or Led Zepellin, you’ll find something to love about NOVA.

Oli Brown is no slouch with the guitar. His riffs and solos perfectly capturing the heavy blues style. It’s catchy, pleasant stuff. NOVA presents you with riff after riff, and you’ll lap it up. From the heavy opener Wanna Feel You, through to the big sound of Supernova, and all the way to the slower, quieter ending of Eternity, NOVA will keep you entertained with its pace and quality.

NOVA is an energetic record, one that showcases that Raveneye are more than just a heavy blues band. Inside sounds like a Queens of the Stone Age track, whereas the slower, muddy riffs of Oh My Love bring to mind the likes of Black Sabbath and even Jimi Hendrix. The band’s ability to excite is always prevalent, no matter the pace or subject matter of the song.

Brown’s vocals are buttery smooth and always pitch perfect. He can go higher, lower, angrier or softer, with each finding their place in NOVA’s 11 tracks. Spiers’ bass playing and Breeze’s drumming combine with the headline guitar effortlessly, creating a sound that wouldn’t be out-of-place headlining major rock festivals in years to come.


4/5

NOVA is a big, heavy rock record that should be filling stadiums.

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