“Uprise” is their 4th long player and goes on that way in its best! The voice of Manda Ophuis is in the spotlight, classical rock instruments like guitars and drums are supplemented by electronic elements and male backing vocals. The result is a catchy unity, which is almost ready for radio.
The title “Uprise” is simply perfect for the album. Almost all lyrics are a motivating. Sometimes on a calmer way like on the song ‘Light Up The Sky’, another times powerful like on ‘Get Out’. Especially ‘Time To Make It’ is a hymn for struggling with your dreams and the right song to shout in harder moments in life.
Musically “Uprise” is an alternative rock album. A lot of songs have the character of a rock hymn, they are somewhere between a typical rock song and a ballad. The almost short play time (40 min for 10 songs) make sure that there won’t be any boredom. Sadly Manda’s voice reaches its borders to carry the intense songs sometimes. The clear and straight production of the album balance that and so “Uprise” is a perfect album for the summer! It’s fun, motivating and good to listen to while driving.
Because of Manda’s health issues, they have sadly cancelled their upcoming gigs with SERENITY and KAMELOT. If you want to check them out, you can order a multiple package which includes handwritten lyrics, signed merch and much more.
01. Hear Me
04. Let It Burn
05. Time To Make It
06. Can’t Belive It
07. Light Up The Sky
08. Get Out
10. Hold On