Relic Cuts the Intro
The debut album from European/American pop band Relic Rust is a collection of singles woven into a cohesive thematic collection. "It's like a short movie that engages the trials and triumphs of personal relationships." says Relic Rust's percussionist and songwriter, Thanos Geros. With skilful instrumentation and a natural feel for infective melodies, Relic Cuts easily makes the cut as an enjoyable album release. Drawing on 60s pop, 80s rock, and singer/songwriter to craft ballads and upbeat pop songs and though each song is unique they manage to create a unified theme. Songwriter Thanos Geros has a talent for moving lyrical compositions that are enhanced by versatile guitars, rolling bass and hypnotic drums. For versatility, there is a nice spice in the mix with percussion and lilting pianos, adding depth and personality to their songs. The bouncing rhythm of "Get Away" brings about memories of English Beat or the Clash with reggae inspired bass and pulsing guitars. Soft acoustic guitar and uplifting orchestration highlight the beautiful "Walk in the Rain," a song that captures the sadness of separation and fills your heart with a wonderful sonic despair. Changing gears again; "On The Run" sounds like a rock song from the 80s, beckoning memories of Elvis Costello's best work. Hard guitars and drums are softened by passionate lyrics and hovering keyboards. Softer pop songs like "Bad Timing" with brushing guitars and soft tasteful rhythms are balanced by more energetic compositions like "I've Been Told."