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Sea
Sea

Company: Mighty Music
Release: 2014
Genre: Hard Rock
Reviewer: Eric Compton

  • "Should be a household name"



  • These Danish newcomers should be a household name sometime soon. The band's efficacious attempt to win it all early is defined by its powerful vocals and stylish 70s swank. Sea's workload of riffs drive the opener “Sorry to be Sane". It begins with a sweeping Sabbath groove before singer Anders Brink belts out his thunderous vocal prowess. It is this compelling combination that lifts “Ride On" to a crescendo of bluesy riffs and miles of pounding percussion. Ultimately the act hone in on that retro sound made famous by the likes of The Sword and Rival Sons, but more enhanced, lively and bright. The group's slower Purple-styled acoustic arrangements, notably in “House of Air", evolve into groovy string work and soulful vocal melodies. It is so clique to name drop with this stuff but you can easily lay Sea with the iconic masters like Sabbath and mid-era Rainbow. With more focus and less meandering, this band should convert from energetic youths to titanic geniuses by record number three.


    About this Writer:
    Eric Compton // Eric Compton lives in the most haunted city in the world, St. Augustine, Florida with his family and two yorkies. He has served as senior editor for MaximumMetal.com for nearly 10 years and is the author of the heavy metal book series--Denim & Letters. His reviews, interviews and social commentary has been featured on websites like Brave Words, Blabbermouth, Metal Temple, Metal Rules, Ultimate Metal, Metal Maniacs and Wikipedia.

    Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
    5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
    4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
    3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
    3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
    2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
    1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
    0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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