April 2018 Album of the Month – Kobra and the Lotus’ Prevail IISunday, 13th May 2018
The second half of the Prevail releases from Kobra and the Lotus show them finishing strong. The thoroughly engrossing effort is the pinnacle of what Kobra has provided thus far, with the blend of metal and hard rock vibes unifying to create something much more than it appears to be. Plenty of guitar fireworks share the stage with Kobra Paige’s excellent and emotive vocal work (not to mention the genuinely heartfelt lyrics), synthesizing an addictive piece of music that is immediately gripping yet allows for a more enriched experience after repeated listens. A band that deserves to be gaining traction within the metal community and beyond, all eyes should be on Kobra and the Lotus for what they’ve accomplished with Prevail (I and II).
An excerpt from Matt Coe’s 9.5/10 review, which posted on April 25, 2018:
The force is strong for a major breakthrough with Kobra and the Lotus. Honing their songwriting skills over the course of four previous albums, Prevail II is the second half of the Prevail series, recorded a couple of years back in Denmark with renowned producer Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Amaranthe, many others). This set of songs provides another powerful template for musicians to mold, shape, and analyze their material for the benefit of legacy, as the quartet stretch their melodic hard rock/metal chops to levels that arena/festival size crowd clamor for.
Guitar harmonies, emphasis on melody, uplifting lyrics, it’s all in there and more – making songs like “Modern Day Hero” (90’s Metallica would be proud) and their brilliant closing cover of “The Chain” from Fleetwood Mac mandatory for multiple, deep listens. Prevail II feeds off of I – proving Kobra and the Lotus have many layers and shapes to their songwriting and output, and should reap those benefits to a wider audience.
Read the entire review HERE.