Melodic Rock Stalwarts HEAT Score Again going Into The Great Unknown
“I thought this was a blues site” I hear you cry… yes it is, but without the blues, there would be no rock music & no apologies for covering the latest album by H.E.A.T. – Into The Great Unknown
Although far from blues, it does have references aplenty with some interesting chord structures not dissimilar to some of Gary Moore’s blues work.
It is a very good album for those who like the AOR/Melodic genre – think Joe Lynn Turner, Europe & latter-day Whitesnake & you’ll be on target.
The line up of Guitar: Sky Davis, Bass: Jimmy Jay, Keyboards: Jona Tee, Drums & Percussion: Crash, Vocals: Erik Grönwall make a damn good noise &, in a crowded Scandi-Rock scene, they are definitely in the vanguard. The vocals of Erik Gronwall are particularly strong reminding me of the aforementioned JLT but stronger & with more light & shade… sorry, Joe!
The opening track – full of “whoa, whoa, whoas” – goes by the unlikely title of Bastard of Society! Ludicrously catchy & well structured this (like We Rule with it’s lighter waving potential) has to be have been designed for full-on audience participation.
“Things ain’t pretty, down in Shit City” is the main theme of another truly melodic & well-executed song despite the strange title.
Blind Leads the Blind is the ‘heaviest’ of the bunch but still retains the melodic verse/chorus structure typical of the whole album.
Bowing out with We Rule – another anthemic riff, woven around by keyboards, finishes as we started with another catchy song (Justin Hawkins should listen to this one…). A damn good album for any rock fan.
EIGHTdoodle paws out of TEN …
- Bastard Of Society
- Shit City
- Time On Our Side
- Best Of The Broken
- Eye Of The Storm
- Blind Leads The Blind
- We Rule
- Do You Want It?
- Into The Great Unknown