The Rebel Skyliners is a band consisting of Carlo Bisda (guitars/vocals), Karinna Bisda (bass/vocals) and Alfeo Vinarao (drums/vocals). They have been playing live together for three years now and through various local venues in the Toronto area such as El Mocambo and Thornhill City Festival. Perhaps the band is a different experience live but their recent release Beautiful Chaos displays a band with some potential but a whole lot of work ahead them if they want to compete with some of today's notable acts.
The first thing that brings down the music is the recording quality which is less than demo level quality. There are too many things to mention but one listen and you will know what I’m talking about. The band also suffers from severe timing issues and a singer who still needs a lot of work.
Beautiful Chaos begins with “LIVE HOUSE” which reminds me of something you would hear from Spinal Tap. Bisda’s vocals are decent here but he is still off key on a number of notes. The music itself isn’t too bad but is in desperate need of a metronome. Next up is “The Traveller” which has some decent guitar parts but the vocals end up falling apart. The song get so off time during the second half I could barely grasp what they were doing. The song stops abruptly and goes into “Little Princess” which is a slower ballad that is hard to endure because of the recording quality. The last two songs were covers of “Imagine” and “Ring of Fire” which sounded like they were recorded with a tape recorder.
The Rebel Skyliners will want to consider working with a producer/engineer as well as a vocal coach if they hope to get ahead of this thing. The first two songs had some decent guitar work but the delivery and implementation still needs some serious re-working if they hope to take their band past the embryonic stage.
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