Lords of Metal review ‘Echoes’

The rocking guys at Lords of Metal zine have just released their review of Come The Spring’s new CD, Echoes, and this is what they had to say

I was ready for this. A nice English rock band. After Lonely The Brave it was – at least as far as I am concerned – a bit quiet with interesting bands from England. And now I can listen to this new album ‘Echoes’ by Come The Spring.
I see that in 2015 I wrote a review for their previous release, the mini CD ‘Revive’ and I was already enthusiastic about that. Unfortunately, it has been quiet for a few years around the boys, but on ‘Echoes’ we hear an inspired band that plays that typical English music, which will certainly appeal to fans of Editors, Hot Water Music and related music.

Come The Spring has nothing to do with metal or heavy rock. This is alternative rock in the broad sense of the word. The gentlemen are experienced musicians and gained experience in numerous bands in the English underground scene before the creation of Come The Spring in 2012. The band has released two CDs so far and as mentioned, ‘Echoes’ is their first full length album. Although, full length; there are only seven songs on this disc that together do not clock for half an hour. But ultimately it’s about quality and not about quantity, right? And this is top quality. The guys present catchy song material that invites you to sing (shout) along, to dance, to jump up, to get out of your seat and into the record.

Take for example the first single ‘For What It’s Worth’. That is a song in which bombast and a stadium sound go hand in hand with the English garage sound of Arctic Monkeys in a song that Alt-J would sign for. It’s a great track.
The same goes for the fiery ‘Brighton And The Blues’ in which I hear a bit of Lonely The Brave. I am very impressed by the vocals of Sam Craddock. He sings the lungs out of his body (although there is more control in his singing than on ‘Revive’) and you believe everything he sings. It is real, it is sincere.
He also does this in the successful cover version of ‘Boys Of Summer’ (Don Henley), which receives a wonderful upgrade from the guys from Come The Spring.

This is simply a top album. Hope to see them live soon.



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