Hard rock/metal outfit Five released their debut album Madness in the middle of last year, and have sent in one of the songs from it, Another Life, to give us a feel for their music.
Starting with a tough as fuck guitar riff, emotion charged female vocals slide in over the top, giving a more sultry feel and defining touch.
The singer has a great voice, both sultry and tough, allowing enough of each to come through to hint at more to come.
The track moves at a steady but solid pace, the occasional breakdown triggering sporadic bouts of genre-hopping, which revert back to their rock underbelly at the first opportunity.
A cool guitar solo around the 2.30 mark soars beautifully, before another of the tasty breakdown brings the vocals back into play. There’s a rough exterior to this track that is given substance by the commanding vocals, but it’s the guitars that get the final say, as another solo carries us through to the song’s end in emphatic fashion.