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Review of: Asylum
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Fallen Mafia
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Rating:
4
On October 11, 2017
Last modified:October 11, 2017

Summary:

Asylum the new EP from Fallen Mafia.
Four tracks which give you a taste for more of what the band have in store with the upcoming album. Think something along the lines of Black Sabbath meets Marilyn Manson with Janis Joplin on vocals. 

 

Fallen Mafia

Fallen Mafia, a hard hitting female fronted, four piece from the North East (of England) were formed in 2011 and have played with big names like Y&T, Michael Monroe and Crashdiet, to name but a few. Having toured relentlessly they have been quiet for a year or two, and have had a few line-up changes along the way. The band have just released new EP Asylum to give people a taste of how they have evolved over the years, and to show what the current line-up sounds like, with a view to releasing their first album next year. Asylum is a limited release on North East based label Big Bad Riff, an independent record label, which specialises in short run physical releases and digital distribution.

Each of the four tracks on this taster EP is given a succinct title. The opening track is Burn, with rapid fire drumming, intricate riffs and a nod towards Black Sabbath. Next we get down and Dirty with a chugging beat and an essence of Marilyn Manson say Beautiful People. Then we come to the title track Asylum with an eclectic mix of influences, an ethereal start leading into an Red Indian drumbeat, harmonised backing vocals and some countrified licks. Think something along the lines of Bon Jovi’s Wanted Dead Or Alive meets Dead Nature by Fire Red Empress although vocalist Hannah’s tone has a much coarser quality than Jennifer Diehl’s think something more along the lines of Janis Joplin. Then we come to the fourth and final track AD50 with Hannah showing her versatile vocal range and trying some different singing techniques.

Four tracks which give you a taste for more of what Fallen Mafia have in store with the upcoming album. Think something along the lines of Black Sabbath meets Marilyn Manson with Janis Joplin on vocals.

Highlight Track: Asylum

Track List: –

  1. Burn
  2. Dirty
  3. Asylum
  4. AD50

Band members: –

Hannah Elizabeth Neil – Vocals
Chris Johnson – Guitar/Backing Vocals
Jack Martin – Bass
Adas Cowan – Drums

Links: – Facebook / Twitter

Asylum the new EP from Fallen Mafia. Four tracks which give you a taste for more of what the band have in store with the upcoming album. Think something along the lines of Black Sabbath meets Marilyn Manson with Janis Joplin on vocals. 
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Louise Swift
I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot!
My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!'
The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;)
Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!
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