This House We Built – This House We Built Review

Out of Yorkshire, UK comes the sensational new band THIS HOUSE WE BUILT, whom are delivering a top-notch high class late 80s sounding Arena Melodic Hardrockalbum in the shape...

Released by: THWB RECORDS

Release Date:Out Now!!!

Genre: Arena/Melodic Hard Rock

Links: https://www.facebook.com/thishousewebuilt

 

Line Up:

SCOTT WARDELL (vocals, guitars, percussion)

ANDY JACKSON (vocals, guitars)

OZ WARD (drums, vocals)

WAYNE DOWKES-WHITE (bass)

 

Tracklist:

1. Fairweather Friend
2. Nobody’s Fool
3. Dead Mans’ Shoes
4. We are, We Are
5. Fly Me Up to the Moon
6. Walk The Line
7. There Be Stands
8. Back in the Ring
9. Old Haunts
10. My Old Friend

 

 

Out of Yorkshire, UK comes the sensational new band THIS HOUSE WE BUILT, whom are delivering a top-notch high class late 80s sounding Arena Melodic Hardrockalbum in the shape of their same titled debut album. They have a sound that both productionally and musically speaking is a lovely mix of late 80s SKID ROW and FIREHOUSE, which can be heard right from the start with the superb midtempo arena melodic hardrocker Fairweather Friend.

The band was formed in the middle of the first covid lockdown, and during the following 2 years the band worked hard on getting this release done and now they are performing all over the UK. THIS HOUSE WE BUILT is formed around SCOTT WARDELL (vocals, guitars, percussion), ANDY JACKSON (vocals, guitars), OZ WARD (drums, vocals) and WAYNE DOWKES-WHITE (bass), and as mentioned their sound recalls the good old late 80s US hair days. Nobody’s Fool is a damn catchy hookladen late 80s uptempo melodic rocker with all the ingredients needed to keep the fans of bands like FIREHOUSE, DANGER DANGER, early BON JOVI, SLAUGHTER, KNOW ILLUSION, PAUL LAINE and such entertained and dancing all night.

The somewhat more groovy and heavier Dead Man’s Shoes does touch SKID ROW a bit again, but the sweet chorus has something WARRANT, NELSON or WINGER could have done, although on the other hand LILLIAN AXE, TESLA and GREAT WHITE and even ENUFF’Z’NUFF also come to mind towards the end of the song. We Are/We Are is slightly more basic, with a groovy funky bass it has a real mid 90s TALISMAN meets TESLA meets VICTORY kinda vibe. The lovely Fly Me Up The Moon brings things in a semi melodic rock ballad direction, akin a lot to classic FIREHOUSE actually. Following Walk The Line is a damn fine midtempo melodic hardrock tune that again reminds me of the classic early FIREHOUSE sound. Up next is There She Stands, a very nice semi melodic rocker that starts calm but develops into a big time tune like BATON ROUGE. Back In The Ring is the heaviest song on the album, while Old Haunts is a very calm piano-led pop ballad. Closing track My Old Friend is a great midtempo melodic rocker with the big rich sound of the late 80s again.

All together this is a fantastic debut album, which is a must-have for any well-respected melodic hardrock junkie out there! 

 

Written by: Gabor Kleinbloesem

Ratings: Gabor   8/10

 

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