OUTLOUD - Letʼs Get Serious

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Classic Rock, Mainstream/AOR | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 162 / 7-8-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 6.5/10 | Label: AOR Heaven | Autor: MB

Seriously: If you expect real innovation from a band like Outloud, you probably believe in Santa Claus. Fact is: The Greek-American friendship around singer Chandler Mogel (sounds like Europe front man Joey Tempest) and Firewind keyboarder/guitarist Bob Katsionis has gained respect with their two previous albums. The truth at the end was not their mixture of melodic hard rock and AOR. Therefore the band confirms with "Letʼs Get Serious" in principle only the status quo, without being able to set real exclamation marks. But there are two small surprises: Nile drummer George Kollias, extremely overqualified for the Outloud sound, drilled in the record as a guest and adrenaline-mob guitarist Mike Orlando gives a guest solo to the "Toy Soldiers", who is quite hard by Outloud standards. On top of that, at the end of gibtʼs, a weak cover of "Enola Gay", originally from the British New Wave poppers Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark. About the cover: Sex sells! Well.

Top track: Toy Soldiers

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