The current New Wave of Melodic Hard Rock bands has really kicked it up a notch. Groups like H.E.A.T., W.E.T., Station, and so many others have taken this genre and reinvigorated it not only with a shot of youthful approach…
What’s immediately recognizable with the new album is an extra portion of heaviness that’s added to this album. Not that Sunstorm turned into a harsh metal outlet, but guitars, done by DGM guitarist Simone Mularoni, got more space.
How fast time passes by – it feels like yesterday when singer Mark Fox rejoined the Swiss Hard Rockers of Shakra.
There were a lot …. and I mean a LOT of moments when this record reminded me at Eclipse, H.e.a.t or One Desire, because melodies and arrangements are often similar to these bands
One Desire, with their s/t debut, shows a maturity and keen sense of melody right out of the gate
“Monumentum” is a very appropriate title, a truly gigantic disc sonically that will be successful and will delight the fans of pure Hard Rock
This is a very impressive album. One of the stronger melodic rock albums to come out this year
If melodic hard rock is your thing, especially delivered with a bit more oomph, 7HY’s Stories We Tell may very well be the album you have been waiting for
“Oh my Goodness!!! Not another mediocre Frontiers project!” was my first reaction when I read the news release of Nordic Union’s new album.
Life looks pretty good in the Joel Hoekstra camp these days. Having last year replaced Doug Aldrich in Whitesnake, and then laying down his wizardry on The Purple Album, he’s now about to release his fourth solo album Dying To Live. So I think it’s fair to say that the Chicago man is well entitled to wear a grin as wide as a church door. The former Nightranger guitarist took on a massive creative role in this process, by handling production duties and overseeing song arrangement. Hoekstra has worn his melodic hard rock influences firmly on his sleeve by also looking after the song writing duties.