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Ayria / Press

“I had the immense pleasure of seeing Jennifer Parkin and her live band perform live last month. At the concert I bought Ayria's new cd HEARTS FOR BULLETS. HEARTS FOR BULLETS is a 53 minutes of ecstasy. Jennifer Parkin hits the listener with infectious melodies and pulsating dance beats and never lets up through out the entire cd. While I loved the last album FLICKER, I thought it had a couple of filler tracks on it. This is not the case with HEARTS FOR BULLETS. The music is a bit more electro-clash than industrial but that isn't a bad thing. There are a couple of mid-tempo songs but for the most part, the album is very upbeat and danceable. I just love how crisp the synth beats are. Jennifer Parkin sounds better than ever. Her vocals easily shifts from being polished to distorted with ease. The cd begins with a fun, catchy song called "Bad List". I love this song for its catchy melodies and lyrics. I always find myself singing along to the song. The same can be said about "Invisible"..”

Amazon Review

“Like twisted marmalade laced in acid”

““Hearts For Bullets” may come as a surprise to Aryia’s fans; while Jennifer Parkin’s charming EBM-pop remains present, there’s also an ample amount of guitar-centric electo-rock. A tribal march meaty bass drum and handclap snare in “The Gun Song” evokes memories of “Headhunter”, yet it’s bristled synth buzz as well as Parkin’s snarled rap and seductive snide chorus bathe it in pure originality. Though peppered with somber piano interludes and lyrical melancholy, “Girl On The Dancefloor” thumps and clicks to a merry array of retro synth blips and hums, while Parkin flutters between a perky bounce and a crushed lament. Then there’s “Hearts For Bullets”, which may house a mechanized beat, but its power pop chorus capers to whining, fuzzy circles of guitar. Likewise, in “My Poison”, Ayria builds from a bluesy pulse to a meter-thick distorted guitar dirge. Occasionally, tracks like “Blue Alice” act as the glue binding these two sounds. Set to a .....”

Hearts For Bullets CD Review
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