C.O.P UK – No Place For Heaven – CD Review4th February 2016
C.O.P UK released their 3rd album and their first with new established UDR GmbH Label Services, on January 29th 2016.
A feel good rock n roll album that has more cheese than a French dairy.
There is so much going on with this record it’s almost as inconceivable as a conspiracy theory.
From tracks such as The Core & My blood wouldn’t be out-of-place on a power metal album, to tracks like Kiss Of The Angel & Stranger Than Fiction that wouldn’t be out-of-place on a power ballad album.
The guitar sound suits their style & the solos not only shred but they have understated sensibility & the duality of Charles & Andrew as well as their dynamics work really well together.
Produced and mixed by Sascha Paeth (himself a musician and songwriter as with Avantasia, Epica and others) has made all the difference to this album. The production on this album is amazing. Nothing is over produced & actually has a relative live sound. The mix itself is pretty good too. Even cranked over 11 (I’m so metal my hi-fi goes to infinity) everything seems to sit nicely & comes across as well-balanced as a set of intricate scales.
Dales voice has so much power & emotion it’s exquisite.
Bass, drums & keys not only provide the main drive behind the guitars but give them enough space to express & it’s the same the other way around to.
‘No Place For Heaven’ deserves to be the album that blows this band up, like a guy with a broken metal detector walking through a mine field.
There is honestly no lame tracks on this album & it flows really well. (I wonder if they employed a feng shui guru to help with the running order)
A worthy purchase.
For fans of Symphony X, EdGuy, Bon Jovi, Extreme
3.Kiss of the angel
4.Take It To The Grave
5.No Place For Heaven
8.Catch Me If You Can
9.No man’s land
10.One In A Million
11.Stranger Than Fiction
Dale – Vocals
Charles – Guitar
Andrew – Guitar
Scott – Bass
Kev – Drums
Wanna – Keys