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Multi-platinum hard rock heroes EXTREME—Gary Cherone (vocals), Nuno Bettencourt (guitar), Pat Badger (bass), and Kevin Figueiredo (drums)—have released their brand new album SIX, via earMUSIC. Here is our review.
The album starts with a powerful and energetic opener titled "RISE," setting the stage for what lies ahead. This track immediately grabs your attention with its infectious guitar riffs and driving rhythm, reminding us of Extreme's signature sound that catapulted them to fame.
Following suit is "#REBEL," injecting a rebellious spirit into the album. This song exemplifies the band's knack for crafting catchy hooks and unforgettable choruses that will have fans singing along. Highlighting the futility of virtue signaling in today's society. It serves as a true anthem for those who dare to defy societal norms and embrace their individuality.
Taking the album into darker territory is "BANSHEE," with its haunting melodies. Extreme explores their rockier side on this track, delivering a commanding performance that showcases their versatility as a band.
"OTHER SIDE OF THE RAINBOW," merges beautiful acoustic guitar work with heartfelt lyrics. This ballad highlights the band's ability to evoke deep emotions, creating an intimate and introspective moment on the album.
The album concludes with stand out track, "HERE'S TO THE LOSERS," a heartfelt ballad that pays homage to those who have encountered setbacks and challenges in life. It's a powerful way to wrap up the album, leaving listeners with a sense of hope and resilience.
Overall, Extreme's "Six" is an exceptional album that puts their incredible talent and ability to deliver a diverse range of songs on full display. From hard-hitting rock anthems to heartfelt ballads, the album offers something for everyone. Extreme has once again demonstrated why they are one of the most respected rock bands of their time, and "Six" stands as a testament to their enduring legacy. Whether you're a long-time fan or new to their music, this album is unquestionably worth a listen. to their enduring legacy. Whether you're a long-time fan or new to their music, this album is unquestionably worth a listen.
The band are on the road touring the album later this year. See EXTREME live at one of the upcoming dates:
Wed 06 - Astor Theatre, Perth #
Fri 08 - Hindley Street Music Hall, Adelaide #
Sun 10 - Forum Theatre, Melbourne #
Tue 12 - Enmore Theatre, Sydney #
Wed 13 - Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane #
Sun 17- Sendai GIGS
Tue 19 - KT Zepp Yokohama
Thu 21 - Tokyo Hitomi Memorial Hall
Mon 25 - Nagoya Shimin Kaikan Hall
Tue 26 - Osaka Zepp Namba
# with Living Colour
Mon 27 - UK, Newcastle - o2 City Hall
Tue 28 - UK, Glasgow, o2 Academy
Thu 30 - UK Manchester, Academy
Fri 01 - UK, Wolves Civic
Sun 03 - UK, Bristol Academy
Mon 04 - UK, London, Forum
Thu 07 - France, Paris - Salle Pleyel
Fri 08 - Switzerland, Pratteln/Basel - Konzertfabrik Z7
Sun 10 - Germany, Berlin - Huxleys
Mon 11 - Germany, Cologne - Live Music Hall
Tue 12 - Holland, Amsterdam - Melkweg Max
Thu 14 - Belgium, Antwerp - Trix
Sat 16 - Italy, Milan - Alcatraz
Living Colour support for UK, The Last Internationale support for EU.
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