Oli Brown - Vocals & guitars Aaron Spiers - Bass & synths Kev Hickman - Drums
"Wanna Feel You" opens the record with a strong sludgy blues riff and soaring vocals from Oli Brown, immediately drawing you in. "Come With Me" contains a very heavy Motorhead vibe with punk style riffs, followed by "Inside". Both tracks draw influence from the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, and the chorus in the latter is one of the record's catchiest. When it comes to the vocals, it sounds like Brown takes influence primarily from Chris Cornell, but you can also hear a dash of Eddie Vedder. Catchiness can be found throughout the record, namely on "Supernova" and "Hate". Closing the album is the more acoustically-driven ballad "Eternity", which is the album's longest track, clocking in at 6 1/2 minutes. The slow groove, soft melodies and soaring vocals give a great soothing feel, and gives that epic closer feel.
One word that I think sums up this record perfectly is "simplicity". There's nothing overly-complex to be found, as it's all simple arrangements, melodies and song titles. However, the band doesn't break any new ground. As I mentioned above, if you're a fan of the classic rock and metal of the 70s, there's no denying you'll enjoy Nova. I'm pretty sure we can expect a lot more great music from RavenEye in the future. Look out for them on tour and pick up Nova.
Highs: Classic sounding rock with modern production always works like a charm.
Lows: Nothing new to offer.
Final Rating: 7/10