by "coalition of rejects" Chapleen
Another guitar-slinger from Sweden to utilize the Vocal theatrics of Michael Vescera and Göran Edman. Naturally, one would assume this is another Neo-Classical disc a la Yngwe Malmsteen, but one would be a bit off the target. Sure the feeling is there in few of the songs, thanks to Vescera's delivery, but the album is comfortably seated in a Melodic Metal style and sometimes even in an AOR. This could be mainly credited to Daniel Flores' (The Murder Of My Sweet) production. Me thinks. Have a listen and let me know your opinion.
CD ℗ 2017
GUITAR ORIENTED MELODIC METAL
1. Red Light Eyes (Devil In Disguise)
2. Midnight Flier
3. Crown Of Thorns
4. Sinner (Little) Sinner
5. Star Light
The first song was pretty cool, got me feeling good. The rest kinda hit that 80's hair metal feel to it, but with better geetaring. Overall not a bad listen at all, with that first track being totally killer.
I have to pretty much echo Jon's sentiments. That first song was pretty smokin'! And like he said, the rest was pretty much 80's hair stuff. Don't get me wrong, I would have more than likely liked this back then. But not so much today, though it wasn't at all difficult to listen to.
I'll take a pass here, but you never know. I'm so old I may forget that this isn't really in my wheel house anymore and start liking it again...
You know, I was still listening to the last track when I posted my first comment. I like that track a good bit too. It reminds me of a band named Starbreaker. That band was fronted by Tony Harnell, and Star Light sounds exactly like it could have been on the album Love's Dying Wish. Cool.