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
Having started as a showcase for the now defunct Now & Then record label through ‘Gods of AOR / The Gods’ concerts, FireFest’s inaugural show was in Bradford before moving only six months later to its adopted home at Rock City in Nottingham.
The guitar leads keep dominating the structure of songs like “Voyager” a crisp sound fills through my speakers along with Small wails makes this song one of the best on the album. Another prime cut comes via the cover tune of “End of the Road” by Boyz II Men, yes I know odd but it works reflectively well and shows Small’s versatility.
The guys from Shy have managed to return to fine form and instead of trying to wait for things to fall in to place and take over in this ever chancing musical landscape, they have shown exemplary showcase and raw power that really proves that this sorta of music never dies.