|Boysvoice Serenity||Escape Music|
Boysvoice are a German melodic hard rock outfit that is centered around singer and guitarist Mani Gruber. |
The band released albums in 1990 and 1993 and really could have gone on to bigger and better things, as they are of equal talent and substance as fellow German rockers Bonfire and Casanova. The band's original bassist - absent for the second album, but back again here – is in fact Casanova's Jochen Mayer.
In 2004, the guys hooked up again revisit the past and look at their old video clips and pictures. Following that meeting it was decided a new album would be recorded.
Original fans are rewarded with an album that isn't too far from their original sound, aside from the obviously updated approach and production qualities. Serenity is a solid album of German/European style melodic rock and while it isn't an instant album filled with monster hooks, it is a well written and performed set of songs that get better with repeat listens.
The guys aren't as obvious as bands such as Bonfire or Gotthard even, but they do write quality tunes. The album has a slightly laid back delivery, yet is still dominated by guitars and some of the band's energy comes to the surface once the songs become more familiar.
Certainly tracks like Open Your Eyes and What You Get will give fans of German hard rock something to smile about.
Light's Out and Crazy contain good hooks and the moody On Your Own and the heavier and somewhat funky Best Friend's Lover offer some diversity within the album.
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