CONTINUUM, ALBUM, INDEPENDENT JUNE 2017.
a hard rock/prog/doom/classic rock band
formed round the husband and wife duo of
Jerry Fielden and Shelle Macpherson, hailing
SHELLE MACPHERSON, CLEAN VOCALS/GROWLS.
JERRY FIELDEN, LEAD GUITAR, BASS, SYNTHS,
BACKING VOCALS, MANDOLIN.
+ SPECIAL GUEST MUSICIANS.
A great opening track that has an Asian
flavour within the addictive sound. Shelle's
vocals have a haunting feel and capture the
imagination as she paints the picture of the
song, like a singing Mata Hari enticing you
into the track. The track changes tempo and
goes into a subtle section with wonderful
guitar lines from Jerry, a very relaxing
section full of brightness and gentle waves.
The number reverts back to its original
flavour and hypnotic beat whilst Shell
catches hold of you again with her unique
vocals. The number changes and builds into
an excellent groovy and soaring guitar
section for the finish.
A hard rocking start with a driving, beating
tempo and raw guitar riffs. Shelle's vocals
have a unique tone and tang to them, as she
uses different layers to deliver the song
along side the hard rocking riffs. There is
a great prog vibe within the track that is
very interesting. Jerry provides some classy
guitar shredding in this number which is
This is a hard driving track with a dark
thread running through thitting all the
right spots. OH YEAH.
There is a haunting sad vibe to the opening
section with the sound that draws you into
some dense misty atmosphere as Shelle enters
with whispered vocals. The track sizzles
into a sombre, doom laden affair, slow,
heavy and nasty. Shelle's vocals have a
menacing aura and come over quite
foreboding, at times her vocals are full of
nastiness when she uses her harsher semi
growling voice, she is certainly on top of
her game on this track. The whole number is
dank, dark and infectious that smothers you
and takes you breathe away as well as
sending a old shiver up your spine. Top
notch guitar shredding from Jerry around the
midway mark dismembers your brain with ease.
A gloomy track indeed, not to be playes in
AROUND THE BLUES:
Super groovy bluesy beat puts you in a great
mood straight away, as the funky rhythm
takes over your mind, soul and body. Shelle
spits and snarls like a wildcat as she
delivers the song in fine style. The number
is highly addictive and captivating as
contains some super delicat guitar work. You
can almost imagine this being played in a
hazy smoke filled bar with the lighting
turned down low. It's gutsy and gritty and
soars in the latter stages with some
excellent guitar shredding from Jerry, that
cuts right through you. A classy number.
Deep rumbling bass and dark guitar licks as
the track kicks of with menacing aplomb, the
cymbals crashing along side a stonking drum
beat. Shelle is at her nasty evil best here
with her snarling and grumbling vocals that
go straight for the jugular. She is like a
dark demonic princess, digging her talons
into your flesh and claiming your soul for
her sacrificial rites, her different use of
her vocal tones are a darkened delight. This
number is a dark and gloomy affair from the
very bowels of hell, a track full of black
shadows. A deadly musical virus that sweeps
through your system. BRILLIANT.
The title track begins slowly with a hard
drum beat and guitar notes. The whole number
has an element of intrigue and at times
defies description with its make up, doomy
and progressive elements are all in the mix.
Shelle, once again, is on top form with her
deadly vocals full of nasty intent. Great
sax solos in the second half of the number
as it takes a more mellow stance with a
slight jazzy tint. The track then sizzles
with excellent hard rocking guitar work from
Jerry, giving the track another element to
enjoy. This number has been classily
arranged and at times brain damaging.
We are off with a slow, demanding hard rock
tempo with Shelle producing some unearthly
screams that are pretty scary. The track
settles down with an addictive rhythm with
some lovely keys/synths in the mix, adding
another colour to the number. Shelle holds
you firmly in her grasp, sucking away your
very life's essence with her vocals that at
times are bordering on nightmarish. A
foreboding desolate track that suffocates
you. A great transference to a more hard
rocking sound with classy guitar shredding
and a stonking drum beat as we go into a
lengthy instrumental section with Jerry
coming to the fore with some classy solos.
The track reverts back to the subdued grimy
beat and you sink further into the dark
recesses of the track once again.
HEAVY HEAVY MONSTER.
We finish with a super instrumental jam that
has become the trademark of the band over
the last few albums and they do not
disappoint here with this one.
Spacy synth sounds and an uptempo black beat
open the proceedings, a haunting scary
spectacle that rocks with spectral menace,
elements of prog working well in the mix.
Soaring guitar shredding from Jerry keeps
you hooked on this number that makes use of
light and shade perfectly. Plenty of
different layers on this strange number that
at times leans more to the progressive side
whilst maintaining that dark, doom laden
vibe. A great jam to confuse your brain.
classy album by a class act, Jerry and
Shelle with guest musicians have produced
another exhilarating and highly enjoyable
6th album. They have gone for a much darker
and doom laden approach here, compared to
previous albums, and boy oh boy does it
work, hell yeah, every track is a dark gem
and heavy as fuck. I have always loved this
band and listened to their progress over the
years. Since Shelle came onboard on album 4
they have just got better and better, Shelle
in particular has really grown into a fine
front woman with a unique tone to her vocals
that suit the band perfectly,
and off course we have the grand master
himself, Jerry a multi talented and very
experienced musician at the helm, This is
going to be very high in my albums of the
year . Knowing Jerry it will not be too long
before they are back in the studio for album
7. OH YEAH. VERY