Perfect Balanced Metal!My first thought hearing the intro of 'Rat Race' was "Yeah!"! It opens with an in-your-face tapping intro that moves into a a-kicking riff of good old fast heavy metal joyfullness! The chorus is easily accessible and sends my thoughts in direction of early Klaus Meine of Scorpions. Might be a tone in the vocals that does that for me. The song has a strong backbone and a "logical" structure and as a guitarist myself I really appreciate the complex and skillfull guitar work in this song! Both harmonies, leads and riff proves able hands on deck! The rythm section is rock solid and I really like the vocals, too. I made a reference to Scorpions and there is a definitive "German Feel" to the whole song and fans of Blind Guardian will undoubtedly find new friends in The Perfect Balance. The production is also quite good. The vocals are a bit too loud for my taste, but I like the tight and dry, yet full guitar sound, backed up by a quick bass. All inn all the guitars are given a lot of room here. I find the drums to be a bit low. But as I said, that is my taste. I would say this is the the best song I've heard so far on N1M and is the highest rating I've given so far. And I'm definately gonna check these guys out further! Is heavy metal out of date? Not if The Perfect Balance has a word about it, cause these guys seem to have it right!
Rat Race Review....Rat Race Rocks!Kickass intro!! Killer riff! Good strong vocals. I really like the lead break, kinda hear David Bowie in there, great build-up into a very creative lead. Great studio work too. The strong stops and starts really make this tune, along with really good guitar work. Kinda hear some Scorpions in here too! ( thats a good thing! ) Really nice outro too! Overall a strong, fun, kickass tune!!
Hi.I was a pleasure to listen it this morning..it is a good song ..Vocal is Great not to many people sing Metal like You..Arrangement is also good.. .I hope that You will pitch it to AM / FM Radio Stations and Music Publishers..I know that people will love it life on the concerts I hope it will be on The Radio soon..If I ever will play in Moscow..for Sure I will go to Your Concert..Most important Your song is telling a story and Music Fit Perfectly..I wish You good luck.. Good Job...
Chillin' Rock!Great guitar tones on this Rock song. I like the way the guitars were placed in the mix to where it is not muddy. The intro gets the attention of the listener right away. The guitar solo work is excellent and the vocals are perfect for this song. I hear some good old Scorpions influences in there along with a little Van Halen. The recording was done very well and is one of the cleanest Metal Rock songs I have heard on N1M. I'm not sure why the band decided to end the song with just the guitar and symbols but in my opinion should have ended song with the same amount of energy it started off with but things like this are what make songs original. I listened to this song several times as it is a very good song. The band is tight and the style of arrangement is excellent with the stops and breaks in the song. The wah added some great energy to the song before the guitar solo. This is the kind of Rock I like to listen to if i'm just chillin' at home , hence the review title Chillin' Rock! Very cool!!
Dan's ReviewThey said 1980's Metal died sounds like quality 80's Metal to me. They have some great guitar nice Riffs, and powerful vocals.I will have to check out more of their songs later. Keep up the good work
Good Metal !!!Buena banda de metal. Esta banda es rusa pero suena como las clásicas bandas de power metal alemanas. Si te gusta este genero te gustará esta banda. Doble bombo poderoso (dudo si es una batería real o virtual), potentes guitarras y buena voz con buenos agudos.
Review rat raceIntense and virtuous beginning, high playing skills. the voice is powerful, the double voiced chorus to me is a bit generic, but the music contains a clear link to the 80s. The breakdown in the middle starts with a nice way way effect and blends over in a melodic section, other 80s reminiscent but well performed and worked out. the solo is frantic, fast and full of surprises. afterwards a cool breakdown with a flamboyant finish. The bluesy fills in the final section reminds me of Zakk Wylde. The outdo lets me wishing to hear more, but well, this is not a prog song, or am I wrong ? All in all : I listened to various songs of this band here, and they always convinced me.Their playing skills are top notch, the music is full of interesting details and the production is great. Some vocal parts to me personally seem a bit overdone in the 80s, but that is a matter of taste as well. Nevertheless: always a pleasure listening to them.
This RocksThis is great, brilliant intro, then this wonderful chunky staccato verse riff, reminiscent of Mr Big. Good Production, could do with some higher and thicker sounding drums but that's all I would change
I Really Liked itYou got me hooked from the get go with this number and gave it a '5' rating when it kicked in and never stop'd. It took me a little to find the beat inside of it. The slowing down of the bridge was brilliant and the lead solo was 'tops' and blended in like icing on a cake. Your music is 'Bad//Ass' in my book. Keep up the good work. Gizzmow, Bonham, Texas
Cavalier review ----------------------------------------------'''''--'-'''''----------------------------------------------We liked this song, its always nice to hear this type of song. How was this recorded was it a live take or studio. When we hear this song it reminds us of our tour of Asia. Taking in countries like Thailand, Cambodia,Laos and China
Great productionGood overall production on this track. Only thing I would say is the vocals are a little hot in the mix. I'd bring them down a bit. The main guitar riff is quick and tight although the whole thing sounds somewhat hurried. Especially the vocals during the chorus. Good guitar work and impressive solo. Can hear a bit of Van Halen influence. Good solid track. .
:) Ok.:) Ciekawy klimat, świetna gitara i pałker, pewna odmiana melodic metal, ale świetnie zagrana, podoba mi się, trzeba trochę czasu nad instrumentem, mam paru kumpli i kapel wykonujących podobny styl, tak trzymajcie. Pozdrawiam, z zaśnieżonej Polski. Powodzenia.
...awesome metal thunder roaring...Really awesome metal thunder roaring to my ears! What great guitar riffs from right to left and back again. Absolute great work. By far the best work from Perfect Balance with an astounding guitar work with played like a god riffs and solos. This track has all what it takes to entertain every metalhead with a bit more of progressive and well played metal. This sounds really fresh and energetic. I give this a very good 4.5!
Good Metal!!Guys you rock! The Song is very solid! Pure Metal. :)Very good Record, fast and good voice melodies. The guitar solos are good and It works good for the Song, forum and bass made a good Jobs from the background. I want to listen more from you.
ratracegreat tune, worth checking out the perfect balance on also be sure to know this moscow metal band will be sure to get your fix of your metal injection for sure, so yeah check em out!-Mikey omen peace and love