STEELHEART - Through Worlds Of Stardust (Review)

information persons: 
content: 
70%
Produced By: 
Miljenko Matijevic
Release Date: 
2017
Released: 
Worldwide
Musical Style: 
Hard Rock, Modern Metal
Score: 
70
Label: 
Frontiers
Artist: 
 
This is an odd little album. There’s virtually no recognizable sign of the MCA signed Steelheart that produced two cracking albums in the early 90s before shedding members and changing musical format in the late 90s.
Rather, this is a continuation of frontman/onlyman Miljenko Matijevic’s preference towards alt-modern hard rock, with some seriously loud, sometimes screechy vocals.
 
Song wise it’s a pretty strange set up, with 4 intense semi-industrial metalized hard rockers followed by three ballads then another intense metal track followed by two more mellower tracks.
 
Taken as a whole, it’s pretty interesting listening and a musical statement has definitely been made here, but how many Steelheart fans will be receptive to this?
 
And what’s with the same melody being used on three different tracks?? Check out My World, You Got Me Twisted and Got Me Running. Eh?

Tracks I will probably revisit for enjoyment – You Got Me Twisted, My Dirty Girl and the Led Zeppelin goes alt-metal opener Stream Line Savings. But the rest….no thanks.
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