Review KHYMERA ‘Hold Your Ground’

Normally bands and projects Dennis Ward is involved in are of high quality. Khymera is no exception. Since their debut album in 2003, the band has been regularly delivering new records, and the sixth album, 'Hold Your Ground', is being released as we speak. Despite a very busy schedule Ward always manages to find time... Continue Reading →

Review AUTUMN’S CHILD ‘Starflower’

Mikael Erlandsson is no stranger to Swedish AOR. Known from his time with Secret Service, it is mainly the Last Autumn's Dream albums that helped Erlandsson gain awareness among a larger group of AOR and rock fans both, inside and outside of Sweden. After 14 albums and many years of collaboration, Last Autumn's Dream came... Continue Reading →

Review SABU ‘Banshee’

Paul Sabu has been one of the greats of the rock music business for more than 30 years. The singer, guitarist and producer began in 1979 with a debut album, which was simply named 'Sabu'. This was the beginning of a career that brought solo albums, but also fueled many collaborations with well-known artists. Alice... Continue Reading →

Review AUTOGRAPH ‘Beyond’

Autograph's 1984 animation anthem 'Turn Up the Radio' catapulted the band into the charts. The song climbed to #29 in the US charts and Autograph were the talk of the town. With a title like that, radio airplay was guaranteed and something big could have developed. However, Autograph could not turn the initial triumph into... Continue Reading →

Review CHEZ KANE ‘Powerzone’

There are several musical references relating to the sound of Chez Kane. Many of them also refer to the 80s, a time when great melodies were in focus and it was hooks that wouldn't let you go. The English singer Chez Kane takes this spirit and transports it to the present time. Together with Danny... Continue Reading →

Review HOUSE OF LORDS ‘Saints and Sinners’

Even though the term 'supergroup' is used almost inflationary these days, House Of Lords were certainly one in their early days. Besides singer James Christian there were Gregg Griuffria, Chuck Wright, Ken Mary and Lanny Cordola on board; all well-sounding names. This quintet had a major influence on melodic metal and delivered a timeless classic... Continue Reading →

Review SUNSTORM ‘Brothers in Arms’

Ronnie Romero is certainly one of the busiest singers these days. He was a part of the recent Michael Schenker Group album, released a solo record and not to forget Lords Of Black, the band that was both a start and a springboard for Romero. In addition to all these commitments and obligations Romero has... Continue Reading →

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,... Continue Reading →

Review DEF LEPPARD ‘Diamond Star Halos’

‘Kick’ was the first single taken from Def Leppard’s new album ‘Diamond Star Halos’. The song is a powerful rock song that includes a lot of airplay potential. Rocking and melodic, that is how this appetizer can be described. Seven years after the UK rock veterans released the self-titled album. Their latest longplayer could connect... Continue Reading →

Review DARE ‘Road to Eden’

Dare is the brainchild of former Thin Lizzy keyboarder Darren Wharton and guitarist Vinny Burns (Ultravox, Ten, Asia).  The two guys founded the band in 1985 and after the line-up has been completed, work on the debut gained speed. Dare premiered in 1988 with ‘Out of the Silence’ and could enlarge their fanbase with the... Continue Reading →

Review AUTUMN’S CHILD ‘Zenith’

Autumn’s Child is a band, being the brainchild of Swedish musician Mikael Erlandsson. The one or the other might be familiar with the name, thinking about Erlandsson’s days with Phenomena and Secret Service. Another milestone is Last Autumns Dream, a band he founded together with Fair Warning guitarist And Malecek. After 14  longplayers released, the... Continue Reading →

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