June 20, 2021

Ra - Duality (2005)

 
Country: U.S.A.
Genre: Post Grunge
Label Number: UNM B000483602
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© 2005 Republic Records
Review by Allmusic.com
The Russian/Puerto Rican front man of RA takes his examination of the human condition far beyond his band's music. Completing a pilgrimage to India, the singer emerged from an ashram as Sahaj Ticotin, in homage to his study of Eastern philosophy. With DUALITY (the band's second album), RA redefines their position in the nu metal landscape as a melodic, hard-rock force. Much closer kin to Alter Bridge than, say, Disturbed, RA employs harmony-laden vocals, with Sahaj sounding hauntingly close at times to Sting, especially on the single-worthy "I Lost Everything Today." That distinct vocal likeness gets put to good use on a faithful, rocked-out cover of the Police classic, "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic," with the signature piano figure reproduced on Ben Carroll's guitar. RA's skilled instrumentalists now include 40 Ft. Ringo/Sugarbelly bassist P.J. Farley and new drummer Andy Ryan. Steadily evolving into its own unique identity, RA appears as a band on the rise with DUALITY.
 
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