Album Reviews

Danger Avenue – Long Overdue

Released by: Self Release

Release Date: Out Now!!!

Genre: AOR/Melodic Rock


Line Up:

Jimmie Lee Cooper – lead vocals.

Thomas Van Shaw – Lead Guitar, vocals.

Criss David – Drums.

Viktor O´Malley – Bass, vocals.


01. Avenues & Boulevards

02. The Guilty And The Innocent

03. There For None To See

04. Boarding Pass

05. Melting The Polar Ice

06. Beat The Night

07. Please Mr Saturday Night

08. Exile From The Land Of The Broken Hearts

09. West Coast Angel

10. Trying To Catch The Sun

11. Bigger Than All Of Us

12. ‘Til Early In The Morning

Sweden delivers yet another sensational AOR/Melodic Rockalbum in the shape of the official first full-length debut-CD of DANGER AVENUE.

While HOUSTON, H.E.A.T. and DEGREED were more keyboard orientated, DANGER AVENUE has 2 guitarists in their line-up, so their material is more guitar orientated, although the hooks and choruses are definitely pure AOR/Melodic Rock.

Especially the uptempo “The guilty and the innocent” has a superb AOR chorus (although somehow it also has a slight THE BEATLESish touch!), which belongs to one of the best I have heard in a long time! Like already mentioned, the material is not pure AOR (actually even a bit 80s American guitar orientated Melodic Radiorock a la 38 SPECIAL/STRANGER/NIGHT RANGER here and there, while also early 80s Powerpop and even a tiny bit 70s Glamrock riffs come to mind sometimes), but the songs are definitely a pleasure to listen to if you like AORish choruses (just like mentioned bands), because tunes like the already mentioned “The guilty and the innocent”, “Boarding pass”, “Westcoast angel” and “Trying to catch the sun” are really excellent and very memorable.

DANGER AVENUE sets themselves apart from all other acts by adopting a more guitar orientated sound, without becoming too heavy, while they deliver some great melodic choruses that any AOR fan will love.

Written by Gabor

Ratings Gabor   8/10

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