Produced by: Tony López
Released: OUT NOW / Website
Relatives: Tour De Force, Bon Jovi
Ice Blue are from Spain and play their own take on 80's keyboard/guitar melodic rock.|
To my ears the guys mix a little Bon Jovi, lots of Tour De Force and a bit of Shotgun Symphony - that kind of rock music with an equal blend of keys and guitar and a strong vocal line.
Vocalist Salva Insa is a singer who won prizes in Spanish Karaoke, singing all the classics of Jon Bon Jovi! so it is of little surprise that his vocals do resemble that of Jovi's.
But it's also very Spanish - there is no hiding the background of these guys, or an accent on the vocal delivery.
Tracks like Vampire showcases some top notch anthemic AOR with some tasteful hooks and harmony vocals, while You Just Want is prime early 80's (1983 era) Bon Jovi.
These guys sound young, they sound fresh and ready to take on the world.
However their strong European sound may not appeal to all and as I said there is no hiding the accented vocals, which also may not suit some.
|PRODUCTION: 70%||SONGS: 78%||VIBE: 60%||ATTITUDE: 70%||ESSENTIAL FOR: Fans of European AOR with strong keyboard influences. Some Tour De Force fans.|