Place Vendome found a formula for melodic rock that also makes this record to an irresistible experience, even though this kind of music isn’t unique
It’s really strange how fast time passes by. It’s been two years now since the German “supergroup” Unisonic released their self titled debut album and to me it doesn’t feel like such a long time. Speaking about this one Unisonic had to deal with very mixed reactions from the fanbase and critics. After the first “Unisonic” release, fans expected singer Michael Kiske to return to his Helloween-roots and at the end of the day this album sounded more like a mixture of Hard Rock and AOR instead of Power Metal. But what about the new album “Light Of Dawn”?
For anyone not particularly close to the ex Helloween camp mates, Kiske a terrific vocalist that was part of this iconic power metal band from 1986 to 1993, and Hansen of course was one of the main songwriters and main guitar player in Helloween as well.
Another Michael Bolton tune comes in the shape of “Gina” where Turner contributed background vocals originally; here delivers a nice updated version of the song and comes out a winner, the chorus is addicting and the melodies here are indistinguishable and sustaining, a nice track which makes me wonder why Micheal Bolton got some much flack in the 80’s even though the guy made some really good music.