Exclusive Artist Review: Forsaken Garden – “Fruitful Dilemma” Single

Through the subconscious mind of recording artist Mauricio Arrue, his electronically-infused Dark Rock project Forsaken Garden touches on an authentic sound that is ominously haunting and viscerally thought-provoking in his anchor single “Fruitful Dilemma”.

First thing I noticed about this track was Mauricio’s baritone-ranged voice having a stark reminiscence to Rock legend Peter Steele, late bassist/vocalist of Type-O-Negative. And that is something gifted and scarce. Delving into the song as the duration plays out, the ominous electronic drums really adds to the song’s mystery and really brings out the artistic merit that Mauricio Arrue brings to the forefront. His diligent vocal presence enters the measures in whispers and sets a dark tone that is captivatingly real and atmospherically vital. The indie component is a factor of this track and is complimented by the authentic production value that is at the helm throughout each measure. It tells a story that is realistic and entices the listener to dive deeper into this song to investigate its meaning. The result is a rabbit hole of Mauricio’s musicianship factors which come to the fold in a buildup that is edge-of-your-seat from the second it starts.

This song is over six minutes long and never wavers from its very effective signature sound. It is doused with authenticity and truly sticks to your core from its realistic nature. It also brings forth an edge of industrial vibes that parallel the overall structure. If this is your first time hearing Forsaken Garden, prepare for a rollercoaster of emotions. Mauricio Arrue’s stylization leads you to an ominous aura and this track will definitely entice you to look further into his discography and career overall. “Fruitful Dilemma” is currently available on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and several other digital music streaming platforms.

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Exclusive Artist Review: Roots Asylum – “Take Her Back, Louisiana” Single

Back on the scene with a catchy anthemic single, Michigan-based quintet Roots Asylum continue to hit the ground running with their newest single “Take Her Back, Louisiana”.

Diligently comprised of atmospheric guitar melodies, silky smooth bass lines and radio-worthy vocal choices, the five-piece group has put together a solid tune that resonates with just about any fan of folk-infused Roots Rock sensibilities. Utilizing a classic mid-western style with authentic production and performance value, Roots Asylum engages in a signature sound that touches on equal parts originality and familiarity; giving their audience a taste of something fresh yet still identifiable. Guitar/Vocalist Jimmy Macaroni really captivates the musical mind with this song by bringing authentically gifted vocal melodies to the forefront and carrying the torch with his carefully crafted leads. The band brings this sound together with great precision and really encapsulates an aura that makes this track an effective and impressionable gem.

The song definitely sustains staying power, where it has the power to stay with you even after it’s over. It also gets better with each listen and will definitely entice you to dive deeper into the band’s discography and career. You will discover a great unity of talent when listening to “Take Her Back, Louisiana” and Roots Asylum‘s breed of Roots Rock is definitely a standout of their calibre in all the right ways. The single is available now on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and several other digital music streaming platforms.


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Exclusive Artist Review: Walter Hansen – “Good Lookin’” Single

Since his childhood years, recording artist Walter Hansen has manifested into a multifaceted artist with a catchy and distinctive songwriting style. He’s been writing his own music for years and possesses several effective musicianship factors that make him a core standout of his calibre. And with the release of his newest single “Good Lookin’” this past New Year’s, Hansen proves that he continues to hit the ground running at full speed and has no intentions of slowing down anytime soon.

Comprised of solid guitar tones, catchy vocal melodies, a tight-knit rhythm section and a modern Rock approach with Blues elements, “Good Lookin'” is a track that is bound to leave an impression on you upon first listen. The diligently mixed single has very atmospheric guitar textures and blends several layers between the rhythm section and melody leads; delivering a sound that is authentic, modern and insatiably crafty. Hansen‘s mid-to-high vocal range fits perfectly into the mold and utilizes melody choices in all the right places to make this song the catchy gem that it really is. You can tell that this song was written and executed with a fine tooth comb and Hansen‘s attention to detail is made very apparent as the measures play on.

This song also has staying power, where the song stays with you even after it’s over. Hansen‘s signature sound will definitely entice you to delve further into his career and discography. His lyrics are clever, the performance and production value parallels each other effectively, his writing style is authentic and this single overall showcases Hansen‘s artistic merit diligently. “Good Lookin'” is available now on Spotify, Apple Music, SoundCloud and several other digital music streaming platforms.


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