Canadian heavy rock and metal steamroller The Mighty One are set to release their brand new record Torch Of Rock And Roll early this spring. Time to share the first song Coming On as a lyric video and single that happens to set the mark for the perfect album opener!
Being the latest song written for the new album and in light of the ongoing pandemic, Coming On kicks it all off with lighting a beacon of hope that is fueled by true gratitude, as mastermind Tim Steinruck states: “This song is inspired by the teachers I have had the opportunity to work with, who have committed to being in service to their fellow humans at all cost. I’m doffing my hat to all of them for their commitment and their ability to cut through the darkness in order to expose the light of truth and pass it to others.”
The song starts with a gloomy intro as a depiction of the universal obscurity that surrounds us until it gets stripped away piece by piece and replaced by knowledge and wisdom as we grow up and learn. A beefy, almost aggressive riff takes its punches at the intro like the exploding power and energy of youth. Sweeping vocal lines get injected into the instrumental staccato, taking it by the hand and shaping it into a true power beast of a rock song. It feels as if a strained valve had just been opened to let the pressure out in a controlled, relieving fashion.
Torch Of Rock And Roll, while being a brutally straight and honest album, is The Mighty One’s most complex and refined output so far. Reflecting upon a life dedicated to heavy music with all the highs and lows, the awe-inspiring moments, the power trips and the heartfelt losses that such a commitment brings, it already hauls the load for a dramatic rock and metal opera. But receiving most songs and the tone-setting final touches in the year 2020, that left us feeling like beaten animals in their cages, borderlining between depression and the will to just break out and follow our damn purposes once again and forever, really made the difference, as there clearly was no room left for clichés.
What started from a dark setting quickly begins to enthuse by the unveiling of the hope and purpose that – seen or unseen – are somewhere inside each and every one of us. The images that Tim Steinruck and his band are painting can best be outlined in his own words: “Sometimes we only find our purpose by looking at the wrongs and shortcomings of our own character, the darker sides, foul and rotten places in the garden, in order to refrain from them and start off again from a state where we feel lighter, kind of unchained and open for a better life, just in the mood to have a party without any cynical touches. The energetic, classic riffs and power-driven hooks are ultimately connected to better times and the jauntiness that we all started off with when we were young. Yet, just as our voice, they are shaped and tuned by the characters that we are today, as we have found our purpose that drives us and keeps us from mentally drowning. Handing over the torch of rock’n’roll feels great as it’s fueled by that fire of purpose.” Aspirated, refined, thoughtful, energetic and as dynamic as the accumulation of decades of rock can be: This isn’t just a new The Mighty One record, it’s a new The Mighty One.
Torch Of Rock And Roll is out on March 26, 2021 via CMM/SAOL and can now be pre-ordered here: https://orcd.co/torch