MISS BEHAVIOUR - Double Agent (Review)

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88%
Produced By: 
Daniel Gese & Miss Behaviour
Running Time: 
49
Release Date: 
2014
Released: 
Europe
Musical Style: 
Melodic Rock
Label: 
AOR Heaven
Friday, October 31, 2014
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It’s great to hear an established band just getting it right and delivering what they are best at. Even better when the songs and the production continue to increase in quality as is the case with the new Miss Behaviour album.
Double Agent is the band’s 3rd album and sees them going from strength to strength. Of the three releases, this is probably their first that demands to be bought on the strength of the songs.
That’s a good thing…there’s still a couple of tunes here I’m not sold on, but on the flip side, there are a few songs that having heard, I now just can’t live without.
 
The Swedish AOR/melodic rock outfit delivers a slightly quirky slice of 80s AOR mixed with some glam and melodic rock. It’s a pretty diverse selection of songs.
 
On With The Show is a strong melodic rock opening track. Makes a strong statement for the album ahead. But Double Agent is pure synth/AOR magic. A moody verse and a killer chorus…perfection!
Then you have some strong 80s melodic rock with Cold Response, Midnight Runner and a big anthemic ballad with Corporation Arms. Another of the band’s best tracks to date.
The band delivers their quirky side on the rocker Love Reflector before turning hard rock for the moody, heavy Edge Of The World.
Then it’s a 180 degree switch to another slice of AOR perfection with the brilliant Don't Let It End.
The melodic rocker The Cause Of Liberty runs nearly 8 minutes and takes a few listens to click, but it works.
I’m not feeling the love as much for Magical Feeling or Dancing With Danger, but the ballad Silver Rain is good value.
 
Once again I point out positive growth from an artist, meaning their best is hopefully still to come.
A few wonderful AOR tracks here and some quirky side-steps to prevent repetition and help continue their own style.
A quality record that should be examined by the majority of fans of the European AOR/melodic rock genre.
 
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88