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The Limit
Reinventing The Sun
(self-released)
www.thelimitmusic.com


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.

-Susan Frances

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