Set Free by Haze

The title track, Set Free, sums up the theme of this album with its poignant sadness tinged with a sense of beauty, and yet full of hope for the future and belief in gold at the end of a rainbow. The track is essentially a break-up song but without any dark bitterness.

The album is a real grower that gives more every time you hear it with each song based on a strong and memorable tune.

Inside Me is a gentle song, more singer/songwriter style than the raging rock god that we find in Faith.

All Brendan Haze's songs are a mix of exciting, on the edge of danger rock guitar mixed with softer storytelling, They are musical poems of hope and new beginnings through adversity or sorrow.

Snow Globe has some pretty, stripped-down guitar that suddenly bursts its banks into a river of ragged rock and orchestral crescendo.

Shining Like The Sun has a Spanish flavour, it is a sunny, radiant song of a summer love that actually does last for ever.

Kings and Queens, reflects its title as it begins with courtly ceremony in a dark melody based on heavy chord piano. The regal purple pomp then gives way to the magical guitar flow of the chorus.

Brendan produces meticulously crafted melodies, he is a songwriter with a voice that woos the senses.

Push Away brings on some crashing blues guitar and One Year From Now treads a simple melodic line, before it too combusts into rock anthem mode.

What Will Be brings a strong finish to a rock album with heart. - 9/10 Flicky Harrison