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Disciples Of Babylon, The Rise And Fall Of Babylon – Review

Disciples Of Babylon, The Rise And Fall Of Babylon - Review

Artist: Disciples Of Babylon
Album: The Rise And Fall Of Babylon
Genre: Hard Rock / Alternative
Label: Symbiotic Records
Release Date: October 6, 2017
Reviewed by: Madz Lenthall


Last summer I flagged up an EP from Hollywood rockers, Disciples Of Babylon, which featured a brilliant track called Karma. Since then the band have released their first album, The Rise and Fall of Babylon, and I am delighted to report it is even better.

Disciples of Babylon forge together classic and alternative rock, to create a modern sound that is full of melody and power. Imagine Shinedown jamming with the Foo Fighters, add in a touch of U2, and you will get the picture.

Formed in 2012, the band have really honed their songwriting and with GRAMMY award winner Andres Torres producing, it’s no surprise that the record sounds wonderful. There’s a depth to the sound that allows the songs to jump out of the speakers.

          Watch the band in the studio

It’s a short album though, just seven songs but there are some real gems with a common theme about issues in society, heard throughout the lyrics. Freedom is a heavy opener, We Are The Ones a gorgeous melodic pop-rocker, whilst the riffs of Idiosyncrasies and first single Without You both include uplifting choruses.

One of my favourites, Simple Life, is a radio hit waiting to happen featuring clever guitar lines from Ramon Blanco as well as a great vocal performance from Eric Knight (who is excellent throughout the album).

The band will hopefully be heading to Europe this year, and reports from the US suggest they are some act live. Be great to see the guys in the UK. Ones to watch for sure – check them out.

Track Listing:
01. Freedom
02. Without You
03. We Are the Ones
04. Lift
05. Idiosyncrasies
06. Simple Life
07. Civilized
Band Members:
Eric Knight | Lead Vox & Rhythm Guitar
Ramon Blanco | Lead Guitar
Gui Bodi | Bass Guitar & Backing Vox
Chris Toeller | Drums

About the author

Bobby Caughron

Music journalist and Editor-In-Chief for XS ROCK and The Wild 80s.

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