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Jessica Wolff: Para Dice
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Jessica Wolff: Para Dice

Melodic Hard Rock
3.5/5.0

Jessica Wolff is a busy a gal. When she's not making movies as an actress and stunt woman, playing extreme sports, or kicking butt with her Kung-Fu skills, Ms Wolf likes to make music. On the strength of her sophomore release, Grounded, in 2017, she did a European tour with Treat and her own headlining tour in 2018. Now Wolff returns with her third album, Para Dice.

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If you recall from the previous album, Wolff was wading in the pool of melodic hard rock, yet going for a more pop and commercial sound, even adding some dance beat to her tunes. With Para Dice, Wolff seems to want to take the gloves off, as it were, by going for some more fast and heavy, perhaps a bit metalish. The riffs can be sharp and thick, the pacing often brisk. You'll find this from the start with Ella's Song and Perfect Kind Of Wrong, but later with Fight Forever, Superhero, and Demons. But listening a second time to Perfect Kind Of Wrong, you'll hear Wolff dropping in that dance groove. She also returns to a song formula found in the previous album: the juxtaposition of lighter vocal parts and heavy parts. You'll hear this with All The Right Things or Take Me Away. Completely askew from these songs is the ballad, The Sunny Side Of The Bay, a light symphonic tune with Wolff's vocals lilting over a light rhythm section. All in all, Para Dice finds Jessica Wolff stretching and progressing in her songwriting skills, offering her fans more brisk and heavy melodic hard rock.



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Para Dice finds Jessica Wolff stretching and progressing in her songwriting skills, offering her fans more brisk and heavy melodic hard rock.

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