domingo, 19 de diciembre de 2010

Heartland - Bridge of Fools 1997 (Aor)

1. Tomorrow Won't Wait
2. Castles in the Sand
3. Where the Pieces Fall
4. I Will Wait for You
5. Elena
6. Front Page News
7. Only a Heartbeat Away
8. Not Till Heaven Falls
9. Hardworking Man
10. Feels Like Magic
11. Still Got My Feet on the Ground
12. Don't Let the Fire Down

sábado, 18 de diciembre de 2010

Illusion - I Like It Loud 1986 (Hard Rock)

1. I Like It Loud
2. Heartbeat (The Call)
3. Call In The Law
4. Heart Attack
5. I Can't Wait
6. Call Me Up
7. Shake
8. Red Light
9. Get To You
10. Lifetime

Mona Lisa - St. 1983 (Pomp Rock) USA

This is what is all about folks! You collectors of private label rock/pomp bands will bites lumps out of each other to acquire copies of bands releases like Mona Lisa. Why?! Because their classics? No,of course not. Mona Lisa play what some might consider cheesy melodic rock, in a rural, backyard kinda way, and will never ever be considered a classic, or come even close. But Jeeze O! it certainly does ooze a certain whimsical, olde worlde charm that I for one can't fail to find endearing. This album is a very rare 6 track vinyl ep, and nearly never turns up, and I have been waiting nearly 15 years just to hear a copy, and even then it had to be a friends (cheers Willy!).Theres nothing more to say really, except, check out the track, and buy a new pair of walking boots!

Pastor Brad - Break Out! 2010 (CCM/Hair Metal)

Imagine Iron Maiden, KISS, AC/DC and Van Halen all fell into a Christian blender and came out playing God-honoring heavy music.Ty Darktawcher.
Info HERE!

Villan - St 1993 (Hard Rock) USA

Good HardRock/Metal Album, "Xtra, Xtra" is a very Skid Row-ish song, i´d consider to "Take" as the only metal song here, strong choruses.. It´s rare but nothing is impossible to find nowadays, cheers.(Juan Carlos)

jueves, 16 de diciembre de 2010

Biloxi - Right The Music 2003 (Hard Rock)

1. Out on the Streets
2. Listen
3. Lay
4. Ocean
5. Far from Home
6. Have You Ever Seen the Rain
7. Someone
8. Do Ya?
9. Vampire
10. Diggin' Up Bones
11. Starting Over

Intense - Visions 1993 (Melodic Rock) USA

This is sort of House of Lords meets XYZ. Very cool...I like the song Masquerade the best! (ChrisSlade)
This band is awesome and features some very catchy, melodic AOR/hard rock. Their sound reminds me of bands like BILOXI, INTUITION and TALOR MADE. Top notch singing, guitars and production make this CD a very pleasant listening experience in my book. (Delbert)

D.A.D. - Good Clean Family Entertainment You Can Trust 1995 (Hard Rock/Glam)

Info Here

Exizt - Giants Of Yore 1994 (Hard Rock) Iceland


martes, 14 de diciembre de 2010

Darlin's Darlin' - Moon 1991 (AOR) Japan

Japanese Group Just Great, Good Keys.English AOR songs, mind blowing killer song like a mix of Zinatra and early Fate.

lunes, 13 de diciembre de 2010

RainLord - Ignitor 1998 (Hard Rock) USA

RainLord is a Florida-based band that played Melodic Hard Rock very proficiently. One gets the feeling they could just pick up their instruments and start playing, and it would always sound just like it does here. All of the players will catch your attention at times. This indie release from 1998 appears to be the only document of their existence; very little information is available about this band other than the CD liner notes. All of the material is quite good, the production is solid (although a good producer might have shaved a couple of tracks, as it is a bit long), and the sound is very good, especially in light of the indie feeling. Definitely worthwhile.Ty Fogkhat.

domingo, 12 de diciembre de 2010

Alsace Lorraine (Pre-Saraya) - Demos 82/89 (Melodic Rock) USA

Formados en New Jersey el vocalista Sandi Saraya y Gregg Munier Forman Alsace Lorraine,luego se llamarian Saraya,entre sus filas paso Tony Rey Bruno ex Danger Danger..

viernes, 10 de diciembre de 2010

Heartland - 3 1995 (AOR) UK


Frozen Rose - Demos 1991 (Melodic Rock)

Marshall Watkins goes on to comment "This was the first song we worked on as a band, Mike Hancock played drums on the demo version, Dave Vanhoy on this version.....Brad Dutton perfected it later on live. Mike wrote the lyrics, Arick had the the basic guitar riff and Marshall did a little arranging. Recorded at Rare Earth Studios in Harrisburg Il in 1991........"
Then, I found this page., which tells a lot more of the story:

martes, 7 de diciembre de 2010

Riggs - St 1982 (Aor/Hard Rock)

01.Ready or not,02.One night affairs,03.Over and over,04.Take it off,05.Wrinting on the wall,06.Depending on love,07.Girls on the loose,08.Christine,09.Don't walk away,10.Too strong,11.Heartbeat,12.Radar rider.

Teclados,riff gancheros y todo eso que nos gusta!!,un poco me recuerda Night Ranger de los 80's..

domingo, 5 de diciembre de 2010

Castle - St 1990 (Melodic Rock) USA

Good melodic hard rock band with a great vocalist who reminds me of Olaf Bilic (Falcon/House of Spirits).These guys mix and match musical styles, all very subtle and you hardly notice as elements of pomp, symphonic crash head on with tough hard rock/near metal, and all this punctuated by some fantastic guitarwork! Details of who plays what are non existent but the vocals do sound shared. Thoroughly recommended! ...and very very rare!

Cast Of Shadows - Face The Time 1993 (AOR!) USA

Recorded at Robert Berrys, Soundtek Studio and mastered at the famous Fantasy Studios, Cast Of Shadows were a fine Melodic Aor trio made up of Andrew DeFaria, Mike Fraser, and Scott Dinn (The Paul Godfrey Band). On first play you realise this band had something special with the occasional song reeling you on a sublime hook. And then you play it again and... bang! it all fits into place like a jigsaw for the aurally impaired. A fine mixture of mid 80's Aor/Pomp with some symphonic touches that reek of Asia, Enchant and Rush at their most melodic. Andrew De Faria would like to thank sound engineer, the late Mike Wible (Hush, Robert Berry Band).

Catalyst - Paradise 1990 (Hard Rock) USA

Good melodic hard rock band who released one, rare album back in 1990. Italian "label" Timewarp, reissued it in 2006, and it was a cdr album, with cheap artwork, which does give the impression that it might be a bootleg.
Lyrically, they do sound as though they were a Christian band. Musically, its quite catchy melodic hard rock, with the occasional excursion into aor, with some nice keys, and fiery guitarwork, all making this a good capture, for the private melodic rock fan.

Carrie - At Night (You're Stealin' My Heart) EP 1985 (Pomp Rock) Sweden

Excellent American sounding, pomp rock band from Sweden, who released this rare single only. For fans of Le Roux and Roadmaster.

Captive Heart - Home Of The Brave 1996 (Melodic Rock/AOR) USA

Very good Chicago band with a vocalist much in the style of James Christian.The music is US style melodic aor ala Drive She Said with hints of House of Lords and Storming Heaven.Jim Peterik also lent his extensive songwriting skills to some of the fabulous tunes.

viernes, 3 de diciembre de 2010

Phoenix - Say Goodbye (EP) 1992 (Melodic Hard Rock) Sweden

"Say Goodbye" is a great, and rare ep by Swedish band from Malmo. If there was a weak point it was the vocals, which means, since there are two, both share the honour. Sadly, it seems that one of the singers Francisco Lundberg died around the time of this albums release, as it is dedicated to his memory.
The music had an American slant ala Dokken, with some neo classical moves of Malmsteen, and even the occasional pomp keyboard run.
Track 2, "Wing Of Fire" is an instrumental, allowing guitarist Kenneth Vikland to show of his skills, which he does with great aplomb, making you wonder why you've never heard another note by him, though it does appear that he did perform on the "Guitar Heroes Of Sweden" CD.
NOTE* Racer Records, did release this ep along with Antix and Tzar as part of a 3 on 1 cd. Beware, this is believed to be a bootleg!