“You never get a second chance to make a first impression ― Will Rogers Goodreads
With all due respect to Mr. Rogers, sometimes a second chance won’t be necessary.
We Are Immortal by SOLDIERS OF SOLACE is a prime example how a first impression is all you need to know you’ve hit rock-n-roll pay dirt.
Touting themselves as an, “all original, hard hitting, US heavy rock band” SOLDIERS OF SOLACE comes out swinging and knocks it out of the park with debut album We Are Immortal releasing on January 26, 2018. Fans of rock headliners like SHINEDOWN, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and METALLICA will welcome SOLDIERS OF SOLACE to the headbanging family with their wide-ranging production encompassing everything from metal-rap to bluesy hard rock to poignant acoustic tribute.
Introductory song “Rude Awakening” reaches right out to grab your head and bang it for you. Francesco Daniele on drums and Jeff Fahy on lead guitar set the stage for Jason Longo’s voice to cut through loud, clear and strong. Title track, “We Are Immortal” doesn’t let go and lets bassist Ron Therrien get his ‘hellos’ in, as well.
Things get slower and bluesy with “Cold As Stone” but heat right back up with growling demi-rap “Dear John”. Any questions about the group’s depth are answered with emotional, acoustic and aching remembrance “Hannah”. Longo’s voice carries a father’s grief and a friend’s disbelief carefully and with the honor it deserves.
There is no doubt that this band could open for most any hard rock headliner touring today and not only hold their own, but clearly and quickly prove they deserve to be on that stage.
We Are Immortal releases January 26, 2018 from Rock N Growl Records, as they are also set to take the stage on Saturday January 27th for a Release show at The Iron Horse Pub in their hometown of Waterbury, CT.
Band members: Jason Longo – vocals, Ron Therrien – bass guitar, Luis Cubille – rhythm guitar, Jeff Fahy – lead guitar, Francesco Daniele – drums
We Are Immortal track list:
- Rude Awakening
- We Are Immortal
- Cold As A Stone
- Naked Truth
- Walk Tall
- Circus Clown
- Washed In Flames
- Dear John,
- Freedom’s Children
Cold As A Stone: https://youtu.be/0qFTxcPyV-E
We Are Immortal – Teaser: https://youtu.be/EdgiT-LMGx4
Photos: Scott Langevin