FARCRY
Hard Rock • United States

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Simply put, FarCry is all about the music. Comprised of Pete Fry on lead guitars, Mark Giovi on lead vocals, and with the rock-solid rhythm section of Ronnie Parkes on bass, Tommy John on drums and the newly recruited Angelo Mazza on rhythm guitars. The band brings an element of rock that has been missing in many of today's bands. FarCry has not only focused on fun melodic music, with BIG choruses and guitar solos, but have also created music that paints a picture, a story if you will. The kind of picture and story that bands such as Bon Jovi were famous for when singing about Tommy and Gina. These four musicians will take you on a 45 minute ride of good times, heartache, love and inspiration as they weave an album of memories and life lessons. So hop on, sit back, and let FARCRY kick it read more...
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.. Album Cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
High Gear
Hard Rock 2009
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
Optimism
Hard Rock 2011

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FARCRY Optimism

Album · 2011 · Hard Rock
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Stephen
Farcry came back with their second album and even though Mark Giovi still sang in this album, not long after its release, Giovi decided to part off and his role was replaced by Mike Ledesma. The band put up a consistent display of melodic rock, continuing what's left in the 'High Gear' debut, and I think it's just as strong as the debut and perhaps I rated this slightly higher because it sounds more original and being more original without cover versions.

Apart from the fact that all songs are enjoyable, there are only two really outstanding tracks for me. The first one is 'Over and Over (Again)' and the other thing is 'Now That It's Over'. The next best things are the acoustical power ballad, 'Better Than This', which could be a monster song if they opted for high-register singing; 'Free', a relaxing tune; and 'Best of Me', a light and easy listening track.

The rest aren't bad but I could go on without them. 'Satisfaction' is a potential but the chorus is too similar with Poison’s 'Nothin' But A Good Time'; 'Nothing You Can Do' started well but dropped fast on the weak chorus; 'When The Lights Go Down' is average and simply just too long. However, overall this is a pleasant album for melodic rock fans, and nothing's mindblowing here but fits perfectly as a nice driving companion. 80%

FARCRY High Gear

Album · 2009 · Hard Rock
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Stephen
Pete Fry, the former guitarist of RocKarma, departed from the band and formed FarCry with a fresh line-up. While the music isn't very much different from RocKarma which is circled around Danger Danger, Firehouse, and any late 80s or early 90s melodic hard rock, FarCry took a heavier path compared to RocKarma. Mark Giovi delivered a good vocal but Fry's guitarworks and solo fills are the band's highlight, and with a very good production, you can hear every details of his play in here.

I'm going to start with my favourites here, "Love Won't Wait", a blissful midtempo melodic heaven with radio-hit-potential chorus, guaranteed this will be frequently played if it saw the daylight in 1988. John Kivel, the producer, asked them to do an uptempo good ol rock and roll cover called "Nowhere Fast" from a band called Fire, Inc, and it came to my surprise they nailed it well. This song was penned by Jim Steinman and later he also put the song on Meatloaf's "Bad Attitude" album in 1985. "The Same Mistake" is a great combination of acoustical power ballad style with an upbeat chorus. Another cover by the Norwegian AOR band, Hush, "Talk To Me" has a gigantic chorus that could instantly hooked you. The closer, "Those Were The Days", has an equal strength with the opener, squeezed with a juicy melodic riffs and the chorus will reminds you of Journey's "Ask The Lonely", definitely a winner.

If you like ballads, "Fine Line" and "Heaven" are both good picks and a well-crafted arrangement. "Out of Reach" is like a long lost Firehouse track, has a commercial trace but the average singing style weakened the track. "Have It All" has an early Winger vibe, but along with "Kick Me Down" and "She's Crazy" are my least pick of the album. If you want me to compare to RocKarma's "Bring It", I would say this one is slightly inferior, due to couple of great songs are only covers and FarCry has a more explicit uneven songwriting. You probably will agree if I say that the first half is better, but "High Gear" successfully declared FarCry a potential band and this album provides a good kickstart for late glam metal / melodic rock lovers.

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