TAKE FLIGHT FOR A FIREFIGHT
To reference a band’s contemporaries as a way to highlight their abilities is a little too easy (I know I’m guilty as charged), don’t get me wrong all bands will have influences but their merits should be your primary concern. This seems to be the case with female fronted rock bands, the genre has some great up and coming groups that make references a little too easy.
So we come to Chasing Dragons, an edgy hard rock group that are far too young to have the attitude to deliver the sounds that the listener is presented with on ‘Flight From A Firefight’. Kicking off with ‘Spawn of the Succubus’ a track that should get the fists pumping in time to the riffs and intensity to match, a raucous combinatory of guitars atop Tank’s clear crisp vocals. The album sits between an EP and full production with a combination of original tracks including ‘Mirrors Edge’ and its haunting pomp of a sound more attuned to the European scene than Leeds but it’s done with passion matched by a top notch guitar solo. Next comes an unusual cover ‘Black Velvet’ from Alannah Miles, a strange choice but Chasing Dragon pull off the Southern Blues sound successfully interspersed with a noisy guitar riff. The album now hits you with ‘Seeds of Tomorrow’ and ‘City of Steel’ that continue in the same vein of technical guitar riffs match with some strong intense female vocals.
The conclusion to the album consists of two demo releases of previous tracks and a couple of live acoustic tracks. This seems a little like filler but does prove the bands ability to develop songs and deliver them in differing styles and intensity.
Overall, this is a great start to a career that should see the bands reputation increase along with their exposure.