Children of The EarthI was so pleasantly surprised by this Rock song .A Beautiful Rendering of the fit of the lyrics with the instrumental. We are not alone. The truth is within us if we search there instead of outside ourselves. This song is a wonderful expression of all the helpless misunderstandings of mankind's existence. A song for the seeker. The Perfect Balance is a great duo of vocalists with perfection of talents as Composers & Musicians.
The Perfect Balance; Extensions far beyond metal intentions!The Perfect Balance, in my opinion, is clearly a band that has extensions far beyond its "metal" intentions. This song has a groove that I can associate with something somewhat more refined than the hard edge implied by the term metal. Don't get me wrong, Children Of The Earth is heavy as hell but done with a smooth classy quality that is for the most part lost in today's metal bands. Sergie and Igor have been impressive to me since I discovered them on another site, and I must say I was pleased to find them again on N1M. Children Of The Earth has a message that needs to be heard. Presented in their typically heavy manner, The Perfect Balance has nailed the coffin closed on many competitors and given the world a piece of music that is not only meaningful but also a pleasure to listen to. Again guys, my hat's off to you. You keep it coming and I'll keep listening. You guys can brighten a day. Keep it rockin' Cheers! Noah Ohne
Rockin' the ChildrenAll of the elements of a song that would kick off a blockbuster movie are right here at the beginning of your song. Then the vocals kick in... Sometimes you wonder if they vocalist from "another country" will have a thick accent or sound weird singing English. Not here - it's powerful and dynamic. I'd like to have the vocals up a little more on the mixing. However, it's a song that I want to listen to again and again on repeat. Great job.
Children of the EathI must say that I was a bit surprised with this tune. I was expecting the usual dark lyrics and mega-heavy beat that most hard rock tunes have these days. But I was pleasantly surprised. Along with excellent production and musicianship, this song carries a positive message. The chorus was nice and the hook grabbed me. The flow was appealing and easy to listen to. I actually listened to the whole song. Five stars from me although the counter only registers 4.7.
Balanced musicI was really surprised when i eard this. Though there´s hardly anything new, the song is very, very good. Good structure, great harmonies, dynamic and fluid. The recording helps a lot. Good recording, god production. Hope to ear more from this Russian band :)
Great musicWe hear some metal influences!! Nice music guys, keep on making good music! We've been spending some time on the internet looking for bands like yours. Also pop-rock because that is what we make. Where funk meets metal, keep it up!! Offline bastards
Not so much metalWow this isn't metal much at all! Not a bad song at all but not what I expected kind of jazzy rock if that makes any sense? Vocals need different production as it sounds very one dimensional even with backing vocals dubbed behind them I love the toneof the guitar for the solo!! Could have been more.
Funky progressive rock .This is a Funky progressive rock Track!We love it .Nice prodaction with groovy funky intro great guitars and nice vocals We wish you the best , You are great band ! Greetings from Greece Jamming Funkers
The Perfect Groove!C of E has the perfect groove & moves along quite well with it's layered vocal arrangement...the instrumentation shows great taste in tone & colour...the lyrics have depth and are thought provoking...a very good tune and a good listen...interesting use of the fusion style in a pop format reminiscent of Gino Vannelli. The production is good and never seems too overproduced for the sake of studio overload...
Fascinating mixture of stylesWow - lots of things to discover in here. I particularly like the groove with the funky rhythm guitar which is sort of a backbone to the whole song. The harmonies remind me a bit on 70s bands like Lake or Blue Öyster Cult. One thing I'd like to mention is the octaved vocals; to me this is a bit too much. Could be used as a gimmick in certain moments but not throughout the complete song. But, as always, this is a matter of personal taste. What I do like very much is that you resigned of a typical metal guitar solo. And the production as such is very well done.
CHILDRENNice overall sound,, intro ... nice riffs , if not a little traditional, I miss dynamics,...... take the verses down, you dont need the high octav vocal , it takes awa y the effect in the chorus, the vocals generally could be higher , I cant hear the lyrics, ....the last minute or so does not give the song any thing, .....drop it....bridge , solo ..chorus.... end.......generally nice work
playing is killing but ...hello , i liked this song for few things disburb me about the mix , its maybee just me me i feel that the drums are a bit to much in front of especially the hit hat , and the vocals are a bit far when there is no choir. Anyway i wish you the best , great band !
Not your typical offspring...The Perfect Balance brings us Children of the Earth. When this song started I was blown away with the rhythm and arrangement and then the lead vocal comes in... and I have to change my score from 4.7 to 4.2 because from both a listener's perspective as well as the producer's perspective the one common problem is that the vocals are buried in the middle. What that really means is that not all the other tracks are suppressing the vocals. More specifically it seems the stereo width of the guitar overpowers the vocals and I suspect two different compressors on each track set differently combined with the panning effect on each track are creating a stereo standing wave that gives the appearance that the vocals are behind the rest of the instrumentation. That alone is half a point deduction. I really do love the energy in this song, but too much leakage in the mix took away from that.
ReviewCatchy 80s-ish intro, love the layering of instruments as the song builds. Catchy intro solo on the guitar, and the vocals coming in right as the guitar fades away. It has a lot of power pop 80s sound and influence in it and I love it. The rhythm guitar is almost funky, and the lyrics are solid. The vocals are mixed right there they need to be to allow you to clearly understand the vocals and understand the message. Great job
Great Groove and GuitarCool groove right off the top. I'm definitely intrigued. Some great guitar work. Some Pink Floyd moments. That high harmony is pretty bad ass - but I think it loses it's specialness because it's a bit over used. It has an 80's metal feel to it for sure. Great lead vocal performance. Love the bridge. I great change in the vocal feel. I wish the drum beat changed here as well. I was looking forward to this solo the whole time. I knew it would be sweet but I wish it had built even bigger and had more time to develop. Overall, I think it's a great tune. Maybe a bit long. Fans of this genre would really identify with this one.