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Formed in 2001, Prestorika have been an active part of the Indian rock scene for all these years. It has been a long journey indeed. Whether it be belting out hard hitting riffs, to executing a high energy set they do it with sheer formidable force. Making their presence felt each time they take stage, they surely are the new stalwarts of the rock scene. Their recent performances includes winning MTV campus rock idols (The biggest battle of the bands of the country), Mood Indigo IIT Mumbai, British Council (New Delhi), their ride strongly on the musical front with their feet firmly on the ground. Prestorika over the years has evolved as a multivitamin capsule disseminating tons of energy at the audiences, leaving them chanting for more. Inspired by the classical metal acts and tastes varying from each individual they have come in terms with their original sound.

And so reads the biography of one of the best bands that the Indian soil has produced to date. I had the chance to listen to this band perform at GIR 2006 yesterday, and everything about it was, one word description, phenomenol! From the vocals to the guitar riffs, from the bass to the drums, everything about it was just mind blowing. A friend compared Vasav's voice to Myles (Alter Bridge), and I couldn't help but agree. The same dynamics, the same pitch and the same energy inducing antics. This was definitely a high point to the whole band. They are truly lucky to have a vocalist who is so talented.

Guitars, are just a listener's dream. With most of the solos I heard yesterday being played by Lokesh, and Gurtej adding a few here and there ... they truly were maestros at work. The riffs were fast, with every technique in the book under heavy use. Seeing someone shred and use harmonics not more than a 50 yards away from you, makes you leave each and every act, thought and just just look. Thats what happened to me. A 10 minute head bang session to one of their riffs has left me with a stiff neck, but the half an hour performance by these genius' was worth anything at that time.

Its so heartening to say that such a band came from Delhi residences, and has reached where they have. Their album Emergence is available for purchase at RSJOnline, and its one album which I will recommend to any fan of modern rock with hints of and influences of the holy grail of classic rock. I loved them as easily the best performance above bands like Demonic Resurrection and Zero, and I'm sure you'll love them too! :D

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