Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Welsh Rockers Jenovese Impress With Initial EP 'Love U To Death'

Jenovese -Love U to death EP (Self Financed, 2016)

Review by Keith Langerman 

'Love U To Death', the initial 4 track EP offering from Cardiff, South Wales Anthemic rockers Jenovese is a fine introduction to a band who seem to be on the verge of breaking out in a big way. Cardiff has a long history with heavy music, going all the way back to the late 1960's 
with the formation of the legendary Budgie, and the sounds on the EP do much to convince that time honored tradition is in good hands.

The four tracks showcased here, while not breaking any new ground 
musically speaking, do present the band in a most favourable light. 
Impeccably captured on tape at legendary Rockfield Studios by 
Producer Romesh Dodabgoda - who helped engineer and co produce 
Motorhead's 'The World Is Ours'- it must be stated that recording-
wise, this is not the sound of a young band deciding to go into the 
studio after playing a few pub gigs. This is the equal of any modern 
major label offering sonically speaking. 

Female fronted melodic metal is the name of the game here, and while 
it is not a new concept by any means, the emphasis on melody rather 
than just sheer power, as is found on the band's first single 
"Despair I'm Alright" could prove quite enticing to the classic rock 
audience, widening their potential appeal considerably. 

There are superb skills on show from all members of the band. From 
the soaring vocals courtesy of Emma Rees, the crushing guitar riffs 
of James Rees and Lee Jones, the pulsating bass of Leigh Matthews to 
the pounding drums of Bob Richards -who has been featured in the last two 
AC/DC videos deputizing for the legally challenged Phil Rudd - these are all 
fine musicians who have a clear vision of where they wish to go, and with a 
bit of luck and perseverance will get there just fine.

The bottom line here is that although currently unsigned, Jenovese 
are a world class band boasting a world class sound. Based on the 
evidence put forth on this EP, that unsigned status won't be the 
case for long. 'Love U To Death' is a great release and well worth 
getting hold of. Highly recommended. For more information on Jenovese go to their Facebook page here 

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