And back to another more recent MelodicRockRecords release. In this case it is the latest album from Swedish melodic rockers House Of Shakira. Their first string of albums still hold a warm place in my heart for being so unique in a rather crowded genre. For many, those albums are the reference for all things since and that can be a burden or a blessing.
Well, I always try to value a CD on it´s own, as if it´s the first or the last thing I hear from the band. And with that in mind, this is a delightful release. Current singer Andreas Novak is of course not a new guy on the block, that surely helps. Also the fact that they still prove able to write catchy tunes, without using all the old clichés, is a forte. I really love the way they add little things here and there that add some sizzle to the songs. That may be due to the fact they are influenced by a wide range of artists, even in different styles of music. They put a list of those in the booklet, to give you some idea of where they are coming from.
Anyway, if you are into melodic rock and appreciate catchy music with a little twist, or if just you want to help keep melodic rock (dot com) alive, head on over to the webshop and buy the thing.