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Joykill Collective

Battle Cry (Digital Single)

Review by Gary Hill

This digital single is quite a cool piece. I love the classic acoustic guitar sounds that open this. The cut works out from there into a lush kind of pop rock. It’s modern, but rooted in classic sounds.

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Track by Track Review
Battle Cry
This is really very much a modern progressive rock styled number. It’s full of lush layers and great vocal harmonies. There are some cool shifts and changes. It’s catchy and rather simplistic at its heart. Yet, it’s got a lot of subtle complexity. There is a lot of prog rock built into this thing. Even though it started mellower, it turns out into quite a rocking jam later. The ending literally screams. I’d really love to hear more from this act, as this piece has me intrigued.

(Editor's Note - Music Street Journal is set up for the allocation of albums, not singles - particularly not one-song singles. So, in the instances, like this one, where we've covered single song releases, we've had to make some adaptations for formatting. In the case of this one, just imagine both track review and overall review reading as one set of copy. )

 
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