Drenalize – Edge of Tomorrow Review

Nice album, although for some perhaps sounds a bit dated and cliché tingled, but it still is a great nostalgic trip down memory lane in the world of 80s...

Released by: Self

Release Date: Out Now!!!

Genre: Melodic Hard Rock

Links: https://drenalize.bandcamp.com/album/edge-of-tomorrow

 

Tracklist:

01. 2049

02. Strangers In The Mirrors

03. No Miracle

04. Eternal Eclipse

05. Thirty More Seconds

06. Passage En Force

07. Into Madness

08. Fast ‘N’ Lethal

09. Something To Believe In

10. Edge Of Tomorrow

 

DRENALIZE is a French band, and Edge Of Tomorrow is their 2nd album so far. Their music is the 80s orientated Melodic Hardrock with influences from DEF LEPPARD, WHITESNAKE, and SCORPIONS, although a few modern influences can also be traced (such as the slight growling towards the end of the song Passage En Force).

However, most of the time it’s like we stepped back in time to the mid-1980s when there were a lot of French bands doing this kind of melodic Hard Rock. I remember BRENNUS RECORDS releasing a lot of those 80s albums on CD as well as new bands in the 90s doing this style, such as the long-forgotten JANNYLEE and SWALLOWS, which were both great French bands.

Now in 2022, we have DRENALIZE, a band formed in 2013 around vocalist CHRIS VOLTAGE, drummer ALEX GRICAR, guitarists JULIEN ANGEL BRUNO and MAX WAYNN, and bassist RICK THUNDER. Opener Strangers In The Mirrors is a pretty catchy uptempo Melodic Hard Rock song in the classic SCORPIONS while following No Miracle is more midtempo orientated, but also has that SCORPIONS reference, which is partly because Chris reminds me a lot of KLAUS MEINE. Other highlights are the melodic rock ballad Thirty More Records (immediately this song reminds me of that legendary French or Luxembourgian band FISC from the 1980s), and the catchy chorus-driven uptempo melodic rockers Into Madness, Something To Believe In (with a lovely soaring guitar solo) and Edge Of Tomorrow.

Nice album, although for some perhaps sounds a bit dated and cliché tingled, but it still is a great nostalgic trip down memory lane in the world of 80s melodic Hard Rock.

 

Written by: Gabor Kleinbloesem

Ratings: Gabor   8/10

 

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