The Limit whip up vintage hard rock with modern rock ties
on their latest release Reinventing The Sun. Produced by the
band, the songs have the grandeur of early '80s rock with up to date
intonations possessing a melodic eloquence in line with One Republic.
Band members Mark Daniel - singer/guitarist, Bob Chmiel
- drums, and Todd Grosberg - bass are like brothers at arms
when it comes to these tracks. Each member's station serves a specific
function within the unit, and no one's burden is heavier than another's.
Everyone is equal. All three members have their eyes set on the same
goal and they read from the same page at each song.
The music has reflections of early Night Ranger at times,
specifically on tracks like "A Little Like Dying" and "Time
Can't Keep Me," but they also have signature moves initiated
by the band that asserts The Limit's own identity separate from rock
bands before them. The tracks are totally hard rock collared from
the torrent spins of the guitar on "Closer" and the firm
rhythm sections of "House Of Sand" to the soaring vocal
planes of Mark Daniel on "Hard To Say Goodbye." The track
is reprised on the tail end of the disc curtailed to a slow winding
guitar and gently spurred keyboards that sign the album off. The instrumental
piece "Mother Maria" glows with rock splendor and is one
of the finest tracks on the album. Other prominent sections include
the mandolin-pitched guitar phrases of "Time Can't Keep Me"
and the sustaining guitar chords of "Sky Walker." It's a
novelty to hear a modern band use techniques that shaped rock music
in the past. The Limit integrates modern with vintage intonations
solidly on these tracks.
Coming from Milford, Connecticut, The Limit are not trailing in the
footsteps of anyone in particular. They play music that fits what
is most comfortable for them to play, and that comprises having a
vintage hard rock sound. Reinventing The Sun can be interpreted
as The Limit's way of reinventing rock music that once lit up the
music scene reaching the farthest ends of the world, and this album
shows a desire to rekindle that fire.
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