Vocalist Forbes McKail and guitarist Tyson Fish now play in The Khyber Belt. “… Melbourne heavy rockers Rook fired up the crowd with tracks from their ’Transitions’ EP. Whilst being a sonically impressive recording, Transitions really comes to life in a live capacity, each track inflating, amplifying and escalating flaunting layers of sound often veiled by the recording process. The band chiselled through the nuances, the shades of grey lurking beneath their heavy slab of sound until they reached colours at the centre. ’Desley’ dropped its screwdriver and picked up a sledgehammer.
’The List’ sailed on a river of melancholy until a wave of fury engulfed it. ’Fiction’ and ’Anonami’ became less obvious in terms of song structure, adopting an ambitious and epic scope that captivated the crowd. Having watched countless frontmen fail to live up to expectations live, it was gripping to see Forbes Mckail tear through the set with a power house vocal range that belies the one captured on ’Transitions’. Combine this with Tyson Fish’s wired and fiery guitar playing, the organic dexterity of Adam May’s bass skills and the impressive technical aptitude of drummer Rod Crowe and you’ve got a water tight formula.
By the end of the set I was kicking myself that I’d just wasted a year and a half flitting around Melbourne skipping their shows.” … Review from Beat magazine 2007 "Rook may just be the best kept secret in the Australian heavy rock scene"... Beat magazine ’05 "Yous blokes know any Chisel?"... some bloke in Tarthra ’06 "Man. Fuck!" Alex from Bushido 2.
Rook is a project based in London UK, influenced by modern progressive metal, through Jazz to classical harmony. Rook uses 8 strings, Axe FX 2 and a 'bedroom' setup to produce big, atmospheric sounds with hard rhythms and a range of melodic techniques to create an original progression from one image to another through music. http://got-djent.com/band/rook 3. Rook was an American rock/metal band. They only released one CD, titled 'Paradigm Shift' (2007), which was mixed by Stephen Egerton (Descendents/All) at Armstrong Studios. Members: Jocelyn Rowland-Hughes: Vocals and Violin Matt McHan: Lead Guitar, Chris Womack: Rhythm Guitar Trisha McCrery: Bass Klein: Keyboards and effects Cody Bailey: Drums (not credited in the booklet) http://rookmusic.net/ 4.
Rook is a grime MC from Czech Republic. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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