By Lip Parsons
If you’re on the hunt for classic rock ballads, Nic Nassuet has just the thing. His brooding new stringed rock record Eleutherios brims with dark and lush themes. It’s a pure gothic folk record to be sure. Serious but not over wrought, the record certainly is a shining example of Nassuet’s work and unique style.
There’s grit in meaning but not in the production. Josh Riccio does a superb job as each track on Eleuterios is nicely balanced with fine tones. There’s a big screen quality to the album as well. Very much in the vein of the new thriller/horror foreboding. That soundtrackish vibe is most echoed on such the soulful acoustic track “Goodnight, Goodbye” and rich and heavily stringed “Black Dress.”
Nassuets talents as a music smith stand out most on “She Rides Moonlight.” A haunting and beautiful track.
Even if goth or acoustic metal or gothic folk aren’t your thing, that’s fine. The record stands on its own as quite a nice listen.
Stand out tracks:
“When It Falls”
“She Rides Moonlight”
Nic Nassuet (guitars and vocals) and Catrina Grimm (vocals), permanent members.
Live Line Up:
Edward Hong – Violin
Cat Arthur – Bass
Nic Nassuet – Guitars and lead vocals
Catrina Grimm – Background vocals and percussion
In studio, the following musicians have contributed:
Josh Riccio – Percussion, background vocals, and effects
William Sewart – Violin, bass, viola and cello
Production: Josh Riccio, Sing Engine Records
When It Falls
She Rides Moonlight
Cross and Crown