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Sat
28
Dec

HAREM SCAREM - Change The World (Pre-View)

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The eagerly anticipated new Harem Scarem album Change The World is out March 6. There is a Japanese Deluxe Edition which includes a bonus track and DVD, which you can order now from CD Japan
Most of the world went nuts at the brilliance of United, so what can the band possibly do to deliver a credible follow-up to one of their best records ever?
Well...they simply do it all over again! Change The World is every bit as impressive and memorable as United and maybe even better! Once again, the new album is chock full of massive choruses, huge harmonies and layers upon layers of guitars. 
The album is a little heavier in places, with 5 uptempo rockers included, and features without doubt, some of the best Harem songs of their entire catalogue.
I can't see any Harem fan not being as blown away by this as they were with United. Change The World is another absolute cracker!
PS. Listen out for the 1, 2, 3 punch of tracks 2, 3 & 4 - Aftershock, Searching For Meaning and Death Of Me. Oh my!
 
Wed
25
Dec

MERRY CHRISTMAS

G'day folks. A very Merry Christmas to you and all the very best from MelodicRock.com 
 
See you back here January 6 for the new MR Reviews. In the meantime, the newsfeed (via the embedded twitter feed) will tick over all day every day over the holidays and maybe a special feature might even pop up.
 
Stay safe wherever you are and this dedication goes out to all the 1000s of volunteer firefighters across Australia that won't be taking any break at all, fighting the biggest fires in this country's history.

Peace and best wishes...

 
Mon
23
Dec

The Better Never Than Late ‘MelRock Best Album Of 2018’ Awards

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The Better Never Than Late ‘MelRock Best Album Of 2018’ Awards
 
1. Treat – Tunguska
Classic. Modern and contemporary, yet absolutely old-school in its melodic approach.
 
2. W.E.T – Earthrage
The combo of Soto/Martensson/Sall produced another extraordinary anthemic masterclass.
 
3. Shinedown – Attention Attention
They don’t do bad albums, but this still one of their best. Amazing emotional journey.
 
4. Perfect Plan – All Rise
The brightest newcomer of 2018 and a seriously stunning slice of Scandi melodic rock on their debut.
 
5. Halestorm – Vicious
Another glorious slice of female fronted hard rock.
 
6. Creye – Creye
Another bright Swedish newcomer. A pink and fluffy AOR dream.
 
7. State of Salazar – Superhero
Another unique and truly special “new old school” Scandi band. I love these guys.
 
8. Magnum – Lost on The Road to Eternity
My favourite “New Magnum” release since reforming. A little more uptempo and more keys.
 
9. Station – More Than The Moon
Consistent, memorable, anthemic and well produced. And American!
 
10. Snakes In Paradise – Step Into The Light
Another welcome return. Unique band with a unique sound.
 
11. Care Of Night – Love Equals War
Second album and more quality pure AOR for old-school fans.
 
12. Vega – Only Human
Always solid, always classy and still the holders of the British AOR crown.
 
13. Kenny Leckremo’s Spectra – Spectra
A little different than expected and quite laid back, but that voice and these songs, winner.
 
14. Dynazty – Firesign
Their heaviest yet. Kick ass anthemic European hard rock. Eclipse meets Masterplan.
 
15. Ted Poley – Modern Art
Ted switches up his 80s sound for a modern melodic rock masterpiece.
 
16. Groundbreaker – Groundbreaker
The second album featuring Robert Sall. This one with FM’s Steve Overland. Smooth as silk.
 
17. Night Flight Orchestra – Sometimes The World Ain't Enough
The 70s meets today. Styx meets ELO. Brain food for melodic rock fans.
 
18. FM – Atomic Generation
Two from two for the master vocalist Steve Overland.
 
19. Ghost – Prequelle
A surprisingly melodic album for an artist that’s particularly ‘out there’.
 
20. Dallas – Dallas
The mix and sound unfortunately varied, but holy hell, the songs! 80s anthems galore.
 
21. 7th Heaven – Color In Motion
Their best album since vocalist Adam joined. A short 10 track statement – impossibly catchy as usual.
 
22. Age Sten Nilsen's Ammunition – Ammunition
Not quite as consistent as the debut, but Wig Wam meets Eclipse? Every day of the week please.
 
23. Core Leoni – Greatest Hits Part 1
Great songs from the Gotthard early days and some amazing vocals from Ronnie Romero.
 
24. Atlas – In Pursuit Of Memory
Production could have been better, but this classy debut mixes genres into something memorable.
 
25. Steve Perry – Traces
It should have been number one. It’s an almost album - almost suitable for any occasion. The voice is almost there, the songs were almost there, but the tempo was AWOL. Still…any Steve MF Perry is good SMFP to many and his legion of dedicated fans.
 
Wed
18
Dec

MARK BAKER - The Future Ain't What It Used To Be (Showcase)

SECOND PRESSING AVAILABLE NOW!
 
MARK BAKER 'The Future Ain't What It Used To Be'
 
The name Mark Baker may not be immediately recognisable to many, but for liner note/album credits junkies, it signifies top shelf AOR songwriting. Whether it be anthems or ballads, a Mark Baker song means memorable hooks and a big chorus.
 
Mark Baker is the man behind the iconic Signal ‘Loud & Clear’ album as well as many other songs including tracks for 38 Special, Paris Black, Triumph and Boulevard.
He was also the main co-writer on House Of Lords’ acclaimed ‘Demons Down’ record, re-joining as co-writer on some of the band’s more recent albums too.
 
‘The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be’ is a compilation of Mark’s songwriter demos from the 80s and 90s. The songwriter demos feature various singers, including the best session vocalist of them all – Mark Free. I’m pleased to say there are several unreleased Mark Free vocals.
 
But that’s not all – there are some original demos from the House Of Lords ‘Demon’s Down’ record as well as an appearance from Chicago’s Bill Champlin on an amazing AOR anthem.
Several of these demos have been traded online for years and MRR is thrilled to be able to bring one disc of this material to light in July. The tracks come from DAT masters and will as always be remastered by JK Northrup.
 
 
 
Mark Baker ‘The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be’ will be released worldwide July 26.
 
 
Track Listing & Vocalist Featured:
01. Nobody Gets Out Alive (Mark Free) 03:38
02. The Future Ain't What It Used To Be (Mark Free) 04:35
03. Demons Down (Demo Version)(James Christian) 03:34
04. No Pleasure Without The Pain (Demo Version)(James Christian) 05:00
05. Someday You're Gonna Love Someone (Mark Free) 03:45
06. A Little Too Much (Mark Free) 04:23
07. First To Cry (Mark Free) 03:43
08. What Did You Do (Mark Free) 04:27
09. Nothin' (Mark Free) 04:48
10. Dream On Little Dreamer (Bill Champlin) 04:16
11. Give A Little (Vocalsist Unknown) 03:57
12. Cold Day In Hell (James Christian) 04:12
13. Questions Of The Heart (Gary O) 04:59
14. Brighter Day (James Christian) 04:32
15. Only Young (Vocalist Unknown) 04:01
16. Runaway (Mark Free) 03:53
17. Superhero (Mark Free) 04:46
18. X T C O I (Freddy Curci) 03:46
 
 

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