Mike Harty / Mike Harty / Ahead Lies What...

Ahead lies great jams

Good quality progressive rock is hard to come by but not with this song. A lot of talented playing on a much better and improved mix. It is obvious these guys have worked very hard to get to this point. Two things I hear that I think could make this better. A set of deep lyrics sung by a distinct voice full of personality and better changes as the music breaks. Choppy is the wrong word because some changes are so smooth they are almost awkward, and leave my saying what just happened. So smoothing our the transitions would be my second suggestion, something the drummer could do.

Great instrumental

I really like the style of this group. An instrumental rock well done and well played. At times it reminded me of Jeff Beck, but without seeming to be a plagiarism, just an influence. This time the bass had a little more prominence in a certain part of the song, which I found very interesting, really enjoyed. After that you can sometimes hear the word "yes", which obviously gives you what to think. Probably this band, or at least its famous bass player (r.i.p.), should be an influence, I was just in doubt if this was a homage or if someone from the band was Just kidding with the bass player. I really hope to hear more from them.
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Classic

I really like and enjoy your music keep on making great music and never stop creating Growing up as a little kid I use to listen to all types of music keep in touch have a blessed week and be blessed.
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Good Rock

Bonjour Mike Harty, Suite à votre "request for review"... Mon Commentaire: Good Rock Song ! “Ahead Lies What...” Un Son Rock sympa à écouter....... Carine Dito (Parolière/Lyricist) Ma page Facebook: ............../carine.dito Like & Share on Facebook
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Yes!

Fresh rock with fresh sound, Mike Harty give us an overwhelming track where nothing is calm: rhytms and melodies change all the time so all the piece is enthralling. Though, I don't appreciate the "yes" said sometimes...

power instrumental rock vibes

Rock isn't rocket science, it's balls to the wall and it's often at it's best when it's simple, but that doesn't preclude aggressive attitudes and styles either. This is the case here. Solid grooves from the drummer kick that off are blended with melodic guitar lines as themes. There's some smokin' bass guitar in the hyper sections here, too. While it's all leading up to a few drops of effects and the word "yes", this is kinda cool. It's easy to hear how into it the artist is.

if...then...else...

Mike Harty brings us Ahead Lies What... sort of a Quentin Tarantino does Quentin Tarantino in an Album Oriented Rock Theme of pose a query in one song, explore its concept in the next and subsequently answer the question by journey's end. From a listener's standpoint this is a classic trait of the 70's and 80's instrumentalists staple approach. From a producer's standpoint this is one of those efforts that took great pains to achieve production level mastering except it doesn't have the signal strength to call this mastered. This is clearly a mixdown with automation and perhaps it was mastered at some point but it needs to be run through the grinder one more time to give it sufficient levels for the dynamis to be appreciated. Currently the song tracks at -10 with occasional peaks to -7 but they are infrequent. This could stand some boost and still maintain the dynamic range of the song so as to not crush the song as it were.
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Class!

This is a really well-balanced and beautifully arranged/produced piece of work. It is great to hear a band that work with each other to give the song the space and feel that it needs with no unnecessary additions. Superb stuff...
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Ahead Lies What...

I really like this song a lot! It takes me back to the great rock sound of the 70s with bands such as Styx, Foreigner, Thin Lizzy, The Allman Brothers, Black Sabbath, and Blue Oyster Cult. Keep it up, dudes! You guys sound awesome!
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Ahead Lies What.... is fresh and hot.

Very much in the style of Kansas and Mountain, this song is a pleasant blend of some very rocking styles that are always a pleasure to hear. The music changes frequently and this adds considerably to the "live" feel of the production. The guitar work is smooth and melodic without the constant bombardment of 32nd's and exotic scales. This music is raw and hot with a few twists that will surely entertain. Great track. Cheers! Noah Ohne
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