Album Reviews

Reckless Love – Reckless Love

Released By: Universal Music

Released on February 24th, 2010
Genre: Hard Rock/Glam Metal
Links: www.recklesslove.com

Line Up:

Olli Herman – Vocals
Pepe – Guitar
Jalle Verne – Bass
Hessu Maxx – Drums

Track List:

01. Feel My Heat**

02. One More Time

03. Badass**

04. Love Machine

05. Beautiful Bomb

06. Romance

07. Sex**

08. Back To Paradise

09. So Yeah!

10. Wild Touch**

11. Born To Rock

I can’t say enough about the resurgence of Glam Metal throughout Europe, we have Wig Wam’s  awesome record, Babylon Bombs, Crazy Lixx, Crash Diet just to name a few of the grand slams  this year of 2010. But now we have a pure straight up 80’s metal Glamarama of a debut album from Finnish newcomers “Reckless Love”.  Not sure what is in the water in places like Sweden and Finland but it seems like every few months we get a kick ass album from another one these Shout-Out loud metal bands invading your leaving room as if we we’re back in the middle of the Sunset Boulevard with tight jeans and that greasy long hair.

I don’t care what mood you are in, what day in age or what age group, if you enjoy melodic high powered 80’s hard rock, you will enjoy these guys. Songs like “One More Time” have a certain quality that will place you back in those wild glory days of hair metal without a question. The hooks  and guitars are screaming arena metal all over your stereo on the attitude pounding “Badass”.  A more rougher edge approach paves way for the excellent modern creeping riff in “Romance”, with it’s grinding lyrics complimenting the song very nicely. I kept on rewinding the track “Back To Paradise” because I swore i was listening to some 80’s keyboard riffs with a cool little electronic beat with another addictive hook around the bend. The energy in “Wild Touch” is yet another catchy tune that with it’s subtle climbing drums pull the way for an excellent climactic chorus.

If you payed any attention to bands like Crashdiet for instance then you know that lead singer for Reckless Love  Olli Herman fronted band (who’s claim to fame is that he recorded an album with Sweden’s own Crashdiet under the name Olliver Twisted) was his breakthrough cut into the scene. Now he can claim to fame a killer release really with his own band. The guys wear their influences on their sleeves, from the hair to the cover artwork which screams Van Halen retro all the way. Another wonderful retro taste of the Glam Hair days comes our way and it succeeds, not one considered to be too nostalgic but I love this invasion of Glam  and for any wondering is not DEAD is very much A.L.I.V.E…

Written by Denys

Ratings Denys  9/10

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