PALACE, or more precisely, Swedish singer/songwriter/one-man-band Michael Palace is back with his forth ‘Palace’ album, once again delivering an album that cherishes the classic commercial AOR sound, albeit with a Euro-Scandi bent. When done well, the scene needs records like this. Pleasant, easy going melodic rock.
Great songs are at the heart of the matter here. Not all match the AOR masterpiece quality of the amazing song ‘Westbound’, but there are several other highlights among the album’s 11 tracks.
The programmed drums and one-man-band feel of the production is obvious and a little intrusive at times, but if you’re looking for smooth Scandi-style AOR, then Palace delivers.