Hear it – Enjoy it – Tell it
Please support the Blog!
If you like what I do, please consider to help me do more:
Categories
Buy Rock Company CD’s?
Visit Rock Company for all Rock Company releases and enjoy #musicforallmoods. Hard Rock, Prog, Ambient, all there.
Visitor counter

Visits since May 7 2017

Your IP: 54.80.132.10

Archives
Twitter
Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 148 other subscribers

H.E.A.T., Freedom Rock, 2010

H E A T - Freedom RockFor several years H.E.A.T. from Sweden are rumoured to be one of the best current melodic rock bands on the planet. So I figured it was about time I checked them out. And you know what, normally one should not believe the hype, but this might be the exemplary exception to the rule. This has turned out to be a damn fine slab of melodic rock music / AOR! The band (a sextet) is doing everything right here.

So we get the syrupy choruses, the addictive melodies, keyboard colouring all songs, enough guitar to rock (and flashy solos too!) and the rhythmic backbone of drums and bass to drive every song. The lead singer has a more than pleasant voice and still gets massive support from all the harmony vocals. And if by now you are thinking, oh well, then they probably just rip off the big names and steal their songs, you have got that wrong! Of course, in this genre it is neigh on impossible to be fully original, so you do hear influences from Toto, Journey and the like, but I never once thought, oh this is song X from band Y.No it is diverse, it is varied, it is just sounding damn good.

Convincing from start to finish, I want more!

Website