Blue Origin/Somnium CD Review.

There’s nothing like a good rock album to lift the spirits after suffering with the post-Christmas blues, and this is not a good album, this is a great album.
So before the Christmas credit card bill arrives, do yourself a favor and buy this record. Simple as.
This is a band for fans of proper rock music, this is just what we need to kick the self-suffering indie bands and pretend American rock bands into touch.
The album is fan funded via the Pledge Music Project, and that is no mean feat for a debut album, however the band have been going for seven years and have built up an impressive fan base, so it shouldn’t really have come as a big surprise when their fans piled in to make this happen.
‘Somnium’ contains all the ingredients to make this a commercial as well as a fan success, heavy, modern and metal infused rock with some killer solos, the band take their cues from the likes of Motley Crue, skid Row and Alter Bridge. There are hints of Dream Theater and even The Almighty in this potent mix.
Somnium opens with ‘Sick’, it’s a song you can’t help headbanging along to, as it instantly grabs you with its punchy beat and catchy riffs.
‘Take Your Pills’ is up next, another great catchy number which will have a video released in early 2013.
‘Make Me’, is a heartfelt love song, slowing down the pace, this love song certainly nails it, but it is Mike’s impressive guitar solo that makes this song shine.
As great Mike is at playing guitar, Nick’s wide range of vocal ability is amazing to hear, he adds so much depth, power and passion to the songs it makes your toes curl.
The rest of the tracks on this album are equally as impressive with ‘Blur The Lines’ and ‘Godless’ being the stand out tracks for me, however I can’t really fault any of them, each track deserves its place on this release.
An impressive 9/10
Track Listing:somnium
01. Sick
02.Take Your Pills
03.Blur the Lines
04.Whatever Happened
05.Make Me
10.Don’t Hold On
11.A Wake
The Band.
Nick Pilgrim – Lead Vocals.
Mike Hawkings – Guitar & Backing Vocals.
Josh Sutton – Guitar & Backing Vocals.
Danny Venom – Bass.
Tom Eivers – Drums & Backing Vocals.

About David Farrell

General Manager and 'THE' competition guy at Manager of The Goddanm Electric, Tour manager for Serpentine, and ex-general Dogsbody at Media partner to numerous bands. Also takes photos, writes reviews and likes classic rock, with a touch of thrash to get the blood flowing.