Heaven’s Basement are a rock band from the UK. Inspired by classic rock legends of the ‘60s and ‘70s, their hard rock sound is reminiscent of their idols. The band is composed of singer Aaron Buchanan, guitarist Sid Glover, bassist Rob Ellershaw, and drummer Chris Rivers. In addition to their two EPs, they recently released their debut full-length, Filthy Empire.
The album begins with “Welcome Home,” a fast-paced electric song that showcases how well Buchanan and Glover work together. With Glover’s riffs and solos, he is also able to provide incredible backing vocals behind Buchanan’s. Featuring dirty guitar riffs to go along with Ellershaw’s basslines and Rivers’ quick beats, the band brings an insurmountable amount of energy to “Fire, Fire.” This power is also seen on “I Am Electric,” which is driven by fast-paced riffs. Glover and Buchanan taking turns on “Nothing Left To Lose” proves that this band has not only one, but two great rock singers. The double-dose of vocals continues on the chorus of “Lights Out In London,” a blues-influenced track.
“The Long Goodbye,” “Heartbreaking Son Of A Bitch” and “Can’t Let Go” all have catchy, sing-along choruses. Filthy Empire slows down on “Be Somebody” and the acoustic “The Price We Pay” before getting back to that hard, energetic rock that the band excels at. “Jump Back” and “Executioner’s Day” end the album on a high note.
Heaven’s Basement have the spirit of the rock giants from the ‘60s and ‘70s while still being very original. With this full-length debut, the band has made an explosive entrance onto the modern rock scene, giving young and old rock fans a much-needed taste of the past.
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