Title: Daydreamin'Label: Bakerteam Records
System are the brainchild of vocalist and guitarist Marco
Sandron (Pathosray, Eden’s Curse, Fairyland, etc), bassist
Valeria Battain and lead guitarist David Donati (both known
in Syrayde). The band bring a breath of fresh air to the
rock scene with a sound that mixes bands like Alter Bridge,
Papa Roach, Sixx AM and Shinedown, with a melodic edge that surely will raise the bar for
modern hard rock bands.
album's blistering mix is modern and classic and really gets
the heart pumping as the first track ‘Start Again’
bursts into life. This is a
bass driven rock extravaganza that is dirty and mean from
the off, with Sandron unleashing a mighty vocal assault, while
Donati unleashes those equally impress modern heady licks.
heads-down no-nonsense rocking continues at break-neck
speed with the fantastic ‘Spit It Out’, which is another massive
slab of modern rock track from the Italians.
big licks continue in abundance on the gritty rocker
‘Believe’, before the tempo does slow down for a moment
with the darkly melodic, almost stoner, bass driven
‘Tomorrow’, with Sandron more than delivering the goods
is just that. It's a real curve ball mid-album.
tones act as intro into the massive ‘Pull The Trigger’,
which is modern rock at its finest. A real towering guitar
driven track with more edge than a box full of switchblades.
band switch things up a bit with the almost Country infused
rocker ‘Don’t Fly Away’, before switching back to the
ballsy hard rock with the storming ‘Let It Go’. This is
raw and edgy while still remaining melodic. A real tour-de-force and one of my favourite tracks off the album, before
the tempo is picked up big style with another storming
rocker ‘Last Goodbye’, with its boogie-woogie swagger.
tempo does slow down to balladesque pace with the superb
‘Strong’, a track that features Alessandro Del Vecchio on
Grand Piano, as Sandron unwraps his heart and throws it out
to the world on this one.
It's back up to ramming speed with 'Back In Time', a track that starts off slowly, but soon builds into a hard-rocking monster, then it's time to close the album and the band do this in style with the title track ‘Daydreamin’. A track that melts between folkish rock to modern hard rock with such ease, it's like a river of molten modern rock that rounds off one of the best debut albums of the year so far.
Review by: Barry McMinn
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