The band Sealedfortheday formed in a technologic manner through the website airgigs. Red is from Australia, Scott is from the USA and Hugo is from Spain. They ended up recording an EP entitled Psalms which was recorded globally due to the artists’ locations.
The guys play rock n' roll through and through. More specifically their influence seems to be from the late ’70s and early ’80s. Led Zeppelin and Aerosmith came to mind. The one fairly significant difference is that Sealedfortheday sings about God. They say it right there on their Bandcamp page. “Classic rock to the living word of God.”
They open with “(ps34) Glorify” which at the end of the day is straightforward rock. They rely on and embrace tropes that have been in existence for decades. Suffice it to say the band isn’t introducing anything new by a long shot but the songs are well delivered and written. Perhaps the most inspired moments are the most subdued. I thought the vocal harmonies in the beginning were exceptional.
The band has more success on “(ps23) Fear No Evil.” “(ps23) Fear No Evil” has an overt ’80s vibe to my ears. The song rocks and is arguably the catchiest on the EP. They change pace with “(ps91) Refuge” which is more of a ballad but instead of being about a lady, it’s about God. The guitars are clean and the vocals really shine because of it.
The international trio end with “(ps27) One Thing.” I’d like to know where those beautiful orchestral strings came from. They sound great. In fact they give the song a really different feel than what came before. “(ps27) One Thing” felt most like a worship song you might hear at church if the band was awesome. Great closer.
Overall, the band delivers with these four songs. If you are a god-loving man or woman who happens to like classic rock you will be in heaven.
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