Having performed at HRH on several occasions with The Radio Sun, we couldn’t wait to get our ears around Stevie Janevski’s (The Radio Sun, ex-Black Majesty) new project alongside lead vocalist Danny Cecati (ex Pegazus & Eyefear).
The band’s debut EP ‘Delirium’ is exactly what you would expect from a pair of artists who are no strangers to the world stage. Having performed with their respective bands at prestigious festivals such as Wacken Open Air, Masters Of Rock, Metal Universe, and of course Hard Rock Hell, these guys know how to please music fans across the planet and they’ve done exactly that with their first four-track release.
The EP opens with ‘We Fall’. The rather fitting sounds of the didgeridoo kick things off, whilst also giving a nod to their homeland. With crunchy guitar riffs against the backdrop of a thunderous drumbeat, it’s the perfect opener to the EP. The song sets the scene and proves these guys are not messing around. ‘We Fall’ is a real earworm to boot.
‘Stronger’ kicks things up a notch with its sinister groove, and commanding vocal delivery from Cecati, who channels the greats like Ronnie James Dio. The track has a big chorus and is full of catchy hooks and virtuoso playing from Janevski. At just over three and a half minutes long ‘Stronger’ certainly packs a punch.
Wicked Smile showcase a slightly more melodic sound to their repertoire with ‘Loves Got A Hold On You’ which is complete AOR gold. The EP was produced by Paul Laine (The Defiants) who has done a great job on not only the production but also plays bass and sings backing vocals on the EP.
‘Daze of Delirium’ brings the EP to its explosive conclusion with some big riffs and an even bigger chorus.
‘Delirium’ is an impressive first release from this world-class outfit. And at only four tracks long, the EP certainly leaves you wanting more. Here’s hoping that the band’s debut full-length studio album is just around the corner.