Review PALACE ‘One 4 the Road’

Lithuanian-born Michael Palace has been living in Sweden for a long time, and listening to his new album ‘One 4 the Road’, one notices that Palace has absorbed a lot of the Swedish feel for attractive melodies.

Palace stands for melodic rock and AOR, music anchored in the depths of the ’80s. The one-man project, in which the singer and multi-instrumentalist has taken over all parts himself, can definitely present songs that can catch listener attention though well-made melodies. ‘Facing the Music’ is one of these songs and maybe the best track on the album.

However, if you listen to the album from start to finish, you’ll notice that the real firepower is missing. ‘One 4 the Road’ features tunes like ‘Money Can Kill’ that show good potential. What is missing, however, is the real punch. Songs and album just splash along and none of the songs grab the listener completely. Everything is sedate and you’ve heard everything better and more passionate at some point.

Overall, ‘One 4 the Road’ is a disc that can definitely be listened to, but will have a hard time holding its own with the big competition.

Rating: 6 out of 10.

Tracklist:

  1. Fifteen Minutes
  2. Westbound
  3. Too Old For This
  4. Money Can Kill
  5. The Driver
  6. Time Crisis
  7. Facing The Music
  8. World Gone Mad
  9. Living The Life
  10. Cancel The Flight
  11. Loneliest Night

Label: Frontiers Music

Genre: AOR

Release Date EU: July 15th, 2022

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