Review LYNX ‘Watcher of Skies’

Lynx, in this case we are talking about the German heavy rockers and not the Swedish metal band that released an album in the ‘80s. ‘Watcher of Skies’ is Lynx’s full-length debut and comes with a tracklist that features ten rock songs, inspired by the sound of the ‘70s and ‘80’s. Bands like Blue Öyster Cult and Boston, but also the early Scorpions belong to the sources of inspiration for Marvin Kiefer (g/v), Tim Künz (g/key), Phil Helm (b) and Franz Fesel (d).

The starts with an intro called Miscovery’ and what comes next is the discovery of grooving rock music with a lot of good vibes. ‘Grey Man’, the first song, with its galloping rhythm is great way to embar on this musical trip called ‘Watcher of Skies’. The warm groove is addictive and ‘Lynx’, the next track on the list can live up to the level, set by the opener. ‘Savage Mountain’ is introduced a by a breeze that runs down the mountain towards the valley, followed by the tune that fits perfectly into the album. Classic rock on a high-quality level is what song and album reflects.

The short interlude ‘Odyssey’ is a good addition to the flow of the album that faces with rocking ‘Heartbreak City’ a next highlight. If you read a title with the term ‘Heartbreak’ you might imagine a sleazy ballad. Not in this case. ‘Heartbreak City’ is another warm and organically rocking song with a great beat as its foundation.

‘Watcher of Skies’ is a debut of a band that doesn’t care about trends and current hypes. These guys follow their musical heart from start to finish on this debut album. Driven by their own passion for rock music they wrote and recorded ten excellent retro-laden songs that provide a good time for more than just one spinning of the record.

Rating: 8 out of 10.

Tracklist:

  1. Miscovery
  2. Grey Man
  3. Lynx
  4. Savage Mountain
  5. Eternity’s Hall
  6. Odyssey
  7. Heartbreak City
  8. Beyond the Infinite
  9. Dark Shadows Rising
  10. Watcher of Skies

Label: No Remorse Records

Genre: Heavy Rock

Release Date EU: November 26th, 2021

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