Tomorrow Is Lost – Therapy (Eclipse Records)
Cass King could be a metal queen.
Tomorrow Is Lost boast an ace in the pack where their feisty frontwoman is concerned.
And Therapy is a thunderous statement of intent from the corrosive Geordie quintet.
Given the right breaks, the festival exposure and the positive peer reviews, this band has the potential to explode.
Fans of Halestorm, Kobra & The Lotus and early Paramore will love an impromptu Therapy session.
But generic female-fronted hard rock this isn’t.
There are enough twists and turns throughout Therapy to suggest TIL can cross genres and break down barriers.
And not since Tygers Of Pan Tang has Tyneside spawned a metal band oozing such hook-laden class.
Self Destruct is a devilishly slick anthem.
Power ballad Too Young To Know is evidence of a band capable of songwriting way beyond their years.
And Wildchild’s thunderous bassline and haunting vocal has more than a hint of In This Moment at its biting heart.
King might be the charismatic leader.
But Joe Mac and Ryan O’Hara provide the twin guitar assault every metal band needs to go into battle.
And rhythm section Josh Fodden and Marc Rush keep this rollercoaster of extreme escapism bang on track.
Wrapping things up with the tantalising title track, TIL’s focus is clear.
Look beyond the youth and listen to the music.
If you’re good enough, you’re old enough.
And TIL are very, very good.