TRACK REVIEW: The Inklings – Candlelight | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Prolific North East rock trio The Inklings tease the first track from their upcoming fifth album Return Of The Puppets, due out 2024. The solid, pounding drums and bouncy bass work lay robust foundations for the occasional guitar trill or solo and less shrill Maiden-esque vocals –original-era Dickinson naturally.

It’s all very straightforward, no-nonsense rock with a slight metal bent all about things that go bump in the night, an unseen foe or perhaps a supernatural entity. Maybe it’s just an overactive imagination and some NyQuil would help? Whatever the lyrical content may be alluding to isn’t quite resolved though, as the band keep things relatively brief and just about hold things intact musically.


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