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Draven Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (4 May 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Cnr
  • ASIN: B0024RID9W
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 354,054 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars ...the next, next big thing in British rawk?... 11 May 2009
Format:Audio CD
Well, I did not see that coming. After all, how many times I have received a CD from a band purporting to be the next big thing, or the future of British rawk? Seven, that's how many. However, looks like number eight was the charm, as this is absolutely fabulous.

Draven (named after the character from The Crow, or so a passing goth told me) have the unusual element of twins Frank and Jim Paoli on guitar and vocals, a biological twist of fate that should see some additional publicity come their way, along with Alex de la Fuente on bass and drummer Danny Wood.

Somehow or other they managed to get a demo recording into the hands of uber producer Kevin Shirley, whose name you may recognise from such little bands as Iron Maiden, Aerosmith and The Black Crowes. Not only did they get it into his hands, but they managed to get him to listen to it as well, hence the remarkably good production, that not many new bands can lay claim to.

Draven aren't doing anything new or fancy. Instead, they've just concentrated on taking the best elements from the best classic rock, and stomped all over it. It's proper hard rock, the way it used to be, with a hint of stoner and a wee bit of Blues rock thrown in for good measure. Something that makes album highlights 'Home' and 'Itchy Finger' all the better. It's not perfect as the godawful 'Breathe' demonstrates, but this is still the finest British debut album I've heard in years. Apparently, this is a concept album set around John Milton's poem Paradise Lost, but I was too busy rocking out to pay that much attention.

They're also unafraid of the epic, with 'The Stranger' heading out into eight minute territory, and there is a sense of ambition etched in the grooves. Hopefully, they've got the steely resolve and the live chops to make it work, as it would be a crying shame if they didn't come back with more.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Pounding Slabs of Prime Quality Riffage 12 May 2009
Format:Audio CD
A great album that to answer an earlier reviewer, sounds just as good when performed live - saw them at the 100 Club last month and it was ear-achingly loud and great fun! I think they will be at Guilfest this year. Sounds a bit Aerosmithy, a bit Crowesy and at times a bit (gasp!) 'Pop-py'! But all overlaid with crunching, piercing guitar lines, crash-bang-wallop drums and some spankalicious bass thumping. By this, see them live, be amazed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Proper rock!! 12 May 2009
By H. Cole
Format:Audio CD
This album is the one album averyone should buy this year!! Its pure proper rock. These guys have produced a sound which is totally unique and not to be missed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Proper Old School Rock 4 May 2009
Format:MP3 Download
A class act. Iron Maiden meets Rage Against the Machine meets Guns N Roses. Deserves to be played LOUD!
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5.0 out of 5 stars An amazingly different,Purest Rock!! 17 May 2009
By Hells
Format:Audio CD
Draven have given us the best of every rock, blues, metal etc, band you could ever think of. They somehow have a sound thats unique, but is also very familiar!
Its an instant hit to your system, the words instanly stick in your head and you'll wanna sing them out loud!! Lyrics and music weave fautlessly together.
They dont scrimp, you get lasting tracks,11 in all, starting with the 4 min Blitz, to the 5.45 min haunting Eden, and the 8.45 min Stranger..pure rock legend!
The type of band I've seen at Wembley or O2..
Draven onstage, capacity crowd!
ps They sound just as amazing on stage as they do on the album..they also look really good.. incase you were wondering!!
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