MTM Music 0681-39
Relatives: Fair Warning, Jaded Heart, CITA
GENRE: hard Rock
Shylock are a new hard rocking outfit out of Germany and have been picked up by local melodic label MTM Music.|
Given that Shylock are previously unheard of, not many people are going to have much of an idea what the guys sound like. There is also very little literature regarding the band about, so let me help things by describing their sound.
The and have their own style, but let me tell you that there are plenty of comparisons to help you decide whether these guys are for you.
All fans of European hard rock should at least try this out.
Shylock's style of hard edged guitar mixed with less prominent keyboards and a strong vocalist reminds me heavily of several bands like Fair Warning and Jaded Heart and even occasionally CITA and the Scorpions.
The album runs through high octane tracks like the opening Fair Warning-like track Bloodsister, to the mid-80's Alice Cooper like mid-tempo Never Give Up Fighting, back to a moody Jaded Heart style hard rock.
Lost In A Dream and That Kills Me are songs with the band at their softer mid-tempo best.
Like many European bands, the vocals are heavily accented. Best comparison there is the Scorpions, who despite being locally flavoured, still managed to conqure the world.|
This album rocks in a great way, but it's never too heavy to turn off any commercial melodic rock fan. The extensive use of keyboards helps keep it melodic, without being intrusive.
|PRODUCTION: 85%||SONGS: 85%||VIBE: 80%||ATTITUDE: 80%||ESSENTIAL FOR: All fans of strong, commercial European melodic hard rock. Some fans of Jaded Heart and Fair Warning.|