RUSTLESS – Guardian Angel (CD)
Italy’s Rustless play a melodic style of hard rock with plenty of synth arrangements and vocal harmonies backed by diverse guitar rhythms and riffs. Musically, Rustless may not be the most original band in the world, but they play with tons of passion that is actually quite infectious.
The songs on “Guardian Angel” are pretty diverse, whereby all of the songs stand on their own, sound pretty varied within the guitars and drumming areas. Their rhythm section is pretty solid and spot on as they complement the guitars and vocals with a nice backing, bringing out the vocals and guitars at their best.
The production and the mixing are done really well as everything can be heard note for note on this record, which is a big positive. Also, the mastering job is excellent too, as the volume levels do not get blasted in your face, which is something I cannot stand on many of the releases coming out nowadays.
I would love to compare Rustless to U.F.O., but the only song, which comes close to sounding to U.F.O. would be their instrumental track “No Frontiers”, which I really like a lot as it is well written. The synthesizer organ sounds found on this one give it that killer seventies edge with a more modern rock touch.
Rustless are a bunch of talented musicians, but it’s just not my cup of tea, but this does not mean that you will not enjoy their brand of hard rock music. [Buil2kill] Sarjoo Devani