Review: Marisa And The Moths – What Doesn’t Kill You

Marisa And The Moths

What Doesn’t Kill You – Tonesick Records

First impressions of an album are all important and here you can sum that up in one word and that’s Wow!  It’s all about the voice on ‘Curse’. It’s brave to kick off with a slow burner but Marisa Rodriguez has some serious pipes, more than enough to make this work. From then on the whole album rocks out with the emphasis on high quality writing, tack sharp production and free flowing diversity. Alessio D’Elia’s ballsy guitars sit comfortably alongside pop undertones blurring the lines beautifully. The Rhythm section of Liam James Barnes (Bass) and Alex Ribchester (drums) sound almost like they are telepathically linked.  Every instrument is a perfectly placed brick with Rodriguez the cement giving the strength and bond in exactly the right manner.  She has the power of Lzzy Hale, the pitch and clarity of Christina Aguilera and the range of Amy Lee. You can’t help but be mesmerised by just how good she is.  Imagine this live! ‘What Doesn’t Kill You’ rides easily in waves of tempo changes backed by creative melodies, track placement being noticeably well thought out. Simply put this is a mini masterpiece that deserves to go stratospheric.

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Review by Gary Trueman