There´s no denying the music climate in Melbourne, Australia has been great and still is. This is the hometown of famous bands like Air Supply, Pseudo Echo, Crowded House, Men At Work and The Getaway Plan but also newer acts such as Inventions, Stonefield, The Radio Sun, Drown This City and Lazarus Mode.
If you want rock with a harder edge, then Lazarus Mode´s new album "Darkest sun" is the one you´re looking for. The band released the "Ignite" EP in 2014 and this year, deliver their debut full length featuring 12 energetic songs.
I first discovered this band in 2015 and the "City of dreams" single, I think it´s really cool that the band gives the listener a taste of both the old and the new. "Darkest sun" will appeal to fans of classic hard rock but also modern rock.
We get a strong opening of the album with the rockers "Before I Go Insane" and "Poison of The Land", worthy mentioning is the crispy production which isn´t a guarantee in this day and age of modern recording. There are far too many digitally recorded albums that sounds blurry but that´s not the case with Lazarus Mode.
The quality falls a bit halfway into the album with the tracks "High Horse" and "Something That´s Forever" but the band return to form with the new single "My Mistakes" with the remaining tracks being solid where the explosive "Programmed Drones" stand out.
Recommendable if you like Charm City Devils, The Last Vegas, Buckcherry