Shortino, Chasing My Dream, 2009

Shortino - Chasing My DreamThis album grabbed my attention from the very first seconds of it. A little suspense opening with a great track following, full of feel and emotion. And with what immense voice of mister Shortino! Next track is also taking no prisoners. Instant memorable chorus and a great guitar riff.
And so this album continues with heartfelt tracks, great rockers, touching lyrics, guitar solos that really add to the picture, sometimes heavy riffs that are convincingly sung over, etc.. And some humour too. But that may be due to the side effects 😉

So by now you will know I was really impressed with this disk. Perhaps to my shame I must confess I knew Paul Shortino by name, but I am not really sure I have more albums from him. Will have to check that later.

This album is a safe buy for anyone into guitar based melodic hard rock, who is not afraid of a little added spice with keyboards and likes a lead singer with a rough edge to his vocals. Very pleasant surprise, get it!

Personal play tips: Remember You, Nocturnal, Side FX, but a random play will suffice I guess.