Asked to cite some artistic influences, Lea Almazan writes,
My artistic influences have ranged from classical to rock over the years. I have always taken a liking to artists who were never afraid to speak their minds in their music.
“White Horse Rider” is singer-songwriter Almazan’s third release, coming on the coattails of 2014’s “Liberata” and 2013’s “Revelation.” She is joined on “White Horse Rider” by the multi-talented Tracy G. Grijalva (of the Tracy G. Group), who serves as the record’s writer, composer, producer, lead guitarist and sound engineer. The LP also includes one track, “Wide Open for Fun,” by up-and-coming songwriter Zev Brooks.
The sound of “White Horse Rider” varies, built largely on a hard-rock/heavy metal foundation with grunge undertones and plenty of grit. Masterful guitar work and riveting, intuitive vocals form the backbone of the tracks, with expert songwriting guiding the record along. Fans of strong female leads in rock will be hooked by Almazan instantly, while listeners who miss the days of real guitar playing by real guitarists will recognize Grijalva’s skill in seconds flat.