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CD REVIEW: Falling Down by Donoma

Back in 1967, one of the greatest rock band will come together to change music for pretty much forever. The name of said act was Fleetwood Mac. With their hypnotic music and insanely awesome vocals courtesy of Stevie Nicks. Since the band has influenced a large group of bands and artists in one way or another. One of those children got to be Donoma.

Though their music transcends more than the psychedelic sphere of the British icons, “Sick”, the first track in the band’s new album Falling Forward, borrows some familiar elements like the classic rock, somewhat Country-ish guitar riffs and trippy vocals. “Jack In The Box”, on the other hand, is a complete shift of its predecessor as they get into the fast-paced ground of punk acts such as Misery Signals and Sex Pistols. Things ease down completely on “Memory,” as they dive into another spectrum of rock music. changing the angsty madness for a rather more grungy, alternative direction. From there on, things pretty much sets up and the following tracks follow the same structures as the later one. Also, there’s a sense of inconsistency between songs with some better than the other. For me, just around the seventh track “Another Light” the band once again picks up after some, in my opinion, boring and safe tunes. But like I say, the band manages to move on and keep on the exciting music that will get you dancing along or mosh around.

 Like mentioned earlier, things were going pretty good until they throw in some nice and cute ballads in between the third and seventh song, if you have no patience then you will find yourself losing interest on the record. However, as they say, patience is a virtue and if you manage to move on you will find yourself some of the greatest tracks in the whole record. If you enjoyed the first three tracks, you will adore the next to come after the seventh. “Splinter”, for example, is filled with cool riffs and accelerating yet more traditional punk pace.


Criteria - 80%


Total Score

Overall, counting off a few exceptions, the album is filled with great and powerhouse vocals that fits perfectly with the 60s-ish music playing on the background by a talent group of musicians. There are some great guitar solos on "Unfortunate One" that helps the music keeps get better and better. Definitely a band to keep an eye on.

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