On The Loose - Midnight - Reviewed By The Metal Family ! Check it out here at this link: https://metalfamily.es/review-on-the-loose-y-su-fascinante-album-homonimo/
An album that has been intriguing me for the last few months comes to my ears, the self-titled album by ON THE LOOSE. It is the project of the Portuguese guitarist Marco Marouco, who has devised this peculiar universe. With the first single, the captivating Midnight, we enter a dark world but at the same time full of epicness.
If you have listened to the video I invite you to do so. It is impossible that you have not been impacted by the voice, no, it is not Bruce Dickinson, it is Flávio Lino, vocalist of AIRFORCE long-running British heavy metal band, but also a famous tribute IRON MAIDEN in Portugal. Hence the volunteer resemblance of the vocal lines of ON THE LOOSE to the iron maiden.
The really interesting thing about the album is that it fuses that epic voice with the darkest and heaviest doom that can be done without falling into extreme metal. Do not expect speed, or virtuosity, riffs and glue without concession, but a more attentive listening reveals second melodies that are not perceived at first listen.
We are a long way from the initial project of Marco, who wanted to make an instrumental album with an orchestra. But thank goodness that his attempts to turn his first idea into non-fruitful reality, and we find On the Loose.
Apart from Midnight, you could highlight Path, or the theme that gives its name to the project, On the Loose, with an initial voiceover that gives a horrifying plus, and musically a twist to those that have been heard so far with very well used choirs.
In short, an album that at first listen may be strange, but with the passage of the themes, and after listening to it several times it ends up being a gold mine, full of darkness and poetry. Let yourself be carried away by that dark wave, let yourself be captured by ON THE LOOSE. - The Metal Family
Release Date: March 20th, 2022
FFO: Candlemass, Sorcerer, Crypt Sermon
With the pandemic no music was allowed on stages so after some personal decisions I had time to do MY album.
I also play in 3 bands: Extreme Unction, Els Focs Negres and Perpetrator, also played with heavy metal maniacs SABATAN and satanic speed metalers OMISSION from Spain did the solos for 3 DECAYED albums and was a live session guitar player for FILII NIGRANTIUM INFERNALIUM.
I wanted to do an instrumental album with an orchestra, all the music that you will listen was supposed to be instrumental, but after some months waiting for the orchestrations, from 3 different guys I decided to ask my friend Lino who also sings in a tribute Iron Maiden band Iron Beast and also with the UK based band AIRFORCE to sing in the album.
The album will be released on March 20, 2022, the next equinox with or without a label. Because I want that date and that´s it, this is a one-man project but if there is help from the public this might be a live band. I invited João Ventura from THE LIMIT / Dawnrider to play the drums and asked my friend Rick Thor to write some wonderful lyrics, all the artwork photos taken by me.
Musically expect a mix of Candlemass and Iron Maiden , about the lyrics, are all small little stories each has a concept that leads to a deadly sin. The album has 7 songs 7 deadly sins
Vocals: Flávio Lino
Drums: João Pedro Ventura
Guitars/Bass: Marco Marouco
Check out the video!
Follow the band at these links:
Reviews - Interviews - Promo - Radio Play