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REVIEW: Gareth Emery feat. Evan Henzi - Call To Arms out on Garuda / Armada Music

Fresh from reigniting his Garuda label alongside frequent collaborator, long-time friend and now fellow head honcho Ashley Wallbridge, Gareth Emery unleashes his next incendiary single. Featuring the mesmerizing vocals of Los Angeles-based newcomer Evan Henzi, ‘Call To Arms’ is a stirring anthem certain to inspire millions with its declaration of empowerment. 
With the unstoppable rage of a storm building from within, ‘Call To Arms’ sees Gareth Emery and Evan Henzi unleash a battle cry that echoes the turbulent inner landscape of a young singer-songwriter. Co-written by Gary Lightbody and Johnny McDaid of Snow Patrol, this searing Emery production calls upon listeners worldwide to raise their fists in solidarity as Evan Henzi's emotive vocals signal a new dawn. A new global movement has arrived.

‘Call to Arms’ is the latest cutting-edge production from U.K. trance master Gareth Emery, who is known for his relentless boundary pushing and innate ability to eclipse expectations, and sets benchmarks in electronic music with every new release. Evan Henzi’s message of triumph over adversity as a survivor of child abuse is as compelling as his vocals are spine-tingling; with a refusal to remain silent, they roar to life over Emery’s thunderous, arena-ready track.

Fresh from selling out the 8500 capacity Bill Graham Auditorium in San Francisco with his encore Laserface arena show, Gareth Emery has further cemented himself as one of the most in-demand live DJs on the planet, and is just as exhilarating in front of a live televised audience of millions (Closing Ceremony of the 2015 European Games), as he is on any global festival main stage or sweaty club rammed with legions of fans. Add to that Emery’s starring role as EDM cult figure Brandon Bass in the Verizon TV series ‘We Are CVNT5’, his CEO position in ground-breaking music start-up ‘Choon’, him being a three-time recipient of A State Of Trance’s Tune of The Year award and his inexhaustible work rate on his own Garuda label, and you have a CV as varied as it is daunting.

Dimitri Kechagias review:
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 [item value="10"]Beat and Rhythm[/item]
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 [item value="10"]Vocals and Lyrics[/item]
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 [item value="10"]Climax  / Drop / Crescendo / Pay off moment[/item]
 [item value="10"]Intensity, Drive and Energy[/item]
 [item value="10"]Sound-design and Arrangement[/item]
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 [item value="10"]Goosebumps / Shivers moments[/item]
 [item value="10"]Emotional affinity and heartfelt moments[/item]
 [item value="10"]Originality and Inventiveness[/item]
 [item value="10"]Dancefloor Efficiency / Festival Arenas Effectiveness[/item]
 [item value="10"]You can’t get this memorable track out of your head[/item]
 [item value="10"]It has potential to become an anthem or a classic[/item]
 [item value="10"]Gareth Emery feat. Evan Henzi - Call To Arms[/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]It's so wonderful to see Gareth Emery returning with Call To Arms featuring the superb Evan Henzi with such a powerful message about winning your dignity and self-worth back after a massively disrupting personal experience and huge upheaval against all odds. The track is a magnificent slice of proglifting big room trance with punchy bass, pumping drums and excellent synthy hook that will blow your senses and drive you insane. The vocal has unique sound and the piano melody along with the strings and guitar riffs turn the result into one of the biggest vocal trance anthems for summer 2018. #PureGold Love IT [/content]

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