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Afterlife / Press

“Scotland’s Afterlife inhabit the part of the metal universe that is “classic rock”. This is shorthand for big songs, big guitars and big choruses. Whether it’s songs about Sparta, the Scottish Independence question, (the suitably anthemic “Raise your Fist”) this is hard rock hewn from finest Scottish granite, smoothed by Kentucky bourbon and delivered with a consummate professionalism and efficiency that you can’t fail to be impressed by. There’s is an expansive rock, continually in search of the bigger riff and bigger chorus because as any fool know, this is THE quest that all rock musicians should be on. I’m not sure who did the scheduling but this felt like an act that could have been on much later in the day, bringing their songs of hope and expectation to the masses. This is a band with ambition, something to be applauded and encouraged. Solid stuff.”

“I rate this album highly, and to me Afterlife are one of the best up and coming rock/metal bands coming out of Scotland”

“From all the new songs on display tonight “Masters of Reality” was one of the ones that impressed me most. This continued from “War Machine” with the heaviness, with loads of great melodies. This could be an epic track off of “Omega” and one I’m looking forward to hearing from the album when it comes out.”

“The night was brought to a close by the riff fueled masterpiece of Don’t Come Cryin’ To Me before the lights went up and awe struck Glasgow audience were left to pick their jaws up from the floor. I’ve been to a lot of gigs this year. I’ve seen some of the best acts in the world do their thing, but so far, none of them can even come close to replicating the excitement I felt watching Glasgow’s finest tear it up. For me personally, that was hands down gig of the year…”

“Songs like 'Don’t Come Crying To Me' 'Afterlife' and 'War Machine' are “bad ass rock and roll songs” in every sense of the phrase. This is the sort of thing that Afterlife excel at, they really do know how to write honest rock songs.”

“If Alpha is the sign of things to come from Afterlife, I can’t wait to see what the next chapter brings.”

“This 6-track début release is a polished collection of tracks that showcases undoubted musical faculty with no little songwriting talent...It is controlled power with a laudable production standard for an independently produced release – in short, it augurs well for the journey ahead.”

“Alpha is an infectious, riff laden, lyric probing, mind blowing, thinking mans' Rock EP. Six tracks that will not only knock your socks off, but suck your trousers, boxers and T-shirt off!”

“Alpha is a record for those who like their music heavy and their chorus’s catchy, making Afterlife one of the UK’s most diverse and accessible rock bands. Bring on albums number 2!”