Walk The Sky – Walk The Sky [2005]

WALKTHESKY_WTSCountry USA          

Style Hard Rock

Rating 85/100

Band Members
Rob Bonstin – Vocals, Rick Hunter-Martinez – Guitar,Vocals, Jeff Lemas – Drums, Tom Young – Bass

Additional Musicians Marc Baroz – Bass

Tracks 01. Castles In The Sand, 02. Lay It On The Line, 03. Don’t You Know What Love Is, 04. Snake Eyes, 05. Always Remember, 06. Face To Face, 07. Make Up Your Mind, 08. Touched By You, 09. Heart Of Stone, 10. What You Need, 11. Love Comes Down

Profile Walk The Sky makes no apologies about the kind of music they play. Lightning guitar riffs, bombastic drums, melodic vocal harmonies, and driving bass abound on their debut CD. From the opening riff of “Castles in the Sand”, to the brilliant vocal harmonies on the cover of the Touch classic “Don’t You Know What Love Is”, to the fading feedback of “Love Comes Down”, they never let up with the rich guitar tone and catchy melodies.

It began as the brainchild of guitarist Rick Hunter-Martinez from the ashes of Regime and Soldier, ‘80’s bands that Rick felt “the material was just too good to forget about”. With a few gems from his previous bands and many new tunes as well, Rick and drummer Jeff Lemas began crafting what would become this new CD. They enlisted the help of Rick’s old high school pal and studio virtuoso Tom Young, owner and president of Mohair Productions Studio. Tom says, “Come on over guys and let’s make a CD!” Rob Bonstin, fresh from recording the first PRESS CD at Mohair, was then recruited for vocal duties. “I was honored to be involved”. What followed can only be described as magic. After several months of recording at Mohair, Rick and Jeff took on the dubious task of mixing these songs at Final Mix Studios with Don Budd (Strata). World-renowned Mastering Engineer, Ken Lee (Queen, U2, Eric Clapton), was then brought in to put the finishing touches on the disc.

Heavy, melodic, bluesy and always catchy, Walk The Sky’s music is reminiscent of West Coast commercial hard rock bands of the ‘80’s with a hint of 70’s. Dominant is Rick’s lightning guitar virtuosity in this guitar-heavy music. Jeff’s drums as part of the mighty rhythm section are tight and keep the engine running. Dave Scott’s versatile bass playing fits right into the mix and grooves right along with Jeff. Rob Bonstin’s vocals are in the upper range and are always melodic with lots of harmony in the background. The lyrics are heartfelt and sincere. Hooks abound in the songs and go from heavy, shredding riffs into bluesy grooving with a few moments of clean, slow balladry. Fans of fist-in-the-air anthems and infectious melodies will not be disappointed.

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