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Reckless Love - 2010 Reckless Love



ARTIST: Reckless Love
ALBUM: Reckless Love
LABEL: Mercury/Universal Music Finland
SERIAL: 2733094
YEAR: 2010

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Olli Herman - vocals * Pepe - guitar, background vocals * Jalle Verne - bass, background vocals * Hessu Maxx - drums, percussion, background vocals

Additional Musicians: Ilkka Wirtanen - keyboards

TRACK LISTING: 01 Feel My Heat * 02 One More Time * 03 Badass * 04 Love Machine * 05 Beautiful Bomb * 06 Romance * 07 Sex * 08 Back To Paradise * 09 So Yeah! * 10 Wild Touch * 11 Born To Rock

RATING:

WEBLINKS: www.recklesslove.com


Background
It's a case of business of usual. And that is: Finland continuing to churn out fantastic new band after band. If last year was a watershed for Finnish outfits to astonish and amaze, then what must 2010 have in store for us? If the debut Reckless Love album is anything to go by, it looks as if we'll have to invest in the Snowtex company, and buy up all the tissue boxes they have for sale - to cope with all the drool being generated! Reckless Love features one Olliver Herman on lead vocals, who in a previous life was a member of Sweden's glam kings Crashdiet. Olli has certainly moved on from that experience, and sounds like a million bucks on this amazing new album. Reckless Love have one leg permanently encased in glam concrete, while the other leg plays twister into other genres such as AOR and metal. When this band are on-song, comparisons can be made to Masquerade, Def Leppard and Danger Danger, but if you listen to each song, you can make the comparisons yourself. Interestingly, the band have been in operation since 2001, and have shuffled their lineup around, settling on the above lineup for their debut album.


The Songs
Finland's latest superheroes kick off with 'Feel My Heat', an anthem for the ages, guaranteed to get a party started in double quick time! 'One More Time' is the type of song I'd associate with Reckless Love, the glam elements are strong here, but the fact they cover off other sub-genres is a bonus. Hard to ignore the major Masquerade sound on 'Badass', near doppleganger in parts. I really miss those Swedish guys, perhaps they can resurrect back to their 1992 debut? In the meantime, Reckless Love are doing a good job emulating them. Big drum work is the order of the day on 'Love Machine', sort of like Billy Squier from his 'The Stroke' days, though with a major glam sheen on top. It's Danger Danger all the way with 'Beautiful Bomb', a superb outing, check out the saccharin inducing chorus, it's so rich, I'm getting diabetic just listening to it! Some stomping drum work announces 'Romance', before it turns into a Def Leppard styled workout, though far better than the Lepps could ever achieve in this genre nowadays. Great use of keyboards here too, thought I'd chuck that in. How appropriate then that the track 'Sex' has a dose of mid 80's Billy Idol contained within it. It's a very cool track, with interesting change-up moments, the chorus is very rich. I wasn't quite sure what to make of the keyboard sequence that dominates 'Back To Paradise', making it sound like a cross between Euro-disco and pop/rock. However, it comes off no worse than all the hi-tech fare coming out of Europe (particularly Germany) during the late 80's. 'So Yeah!' has a huge Van Halen vibe going on, from Olli's Dave Lee Roth antics to Pepe's Eddie VH six-string tricks. Fans of last years Finnish wonders Free Spirit will enjoy 'Wild Touch' due to the similarity of the song structure. Reckless Love sign off with 'Born To Rock', big gang-chant vocals, anthemic to the core. Wow, what an album!


In Summary
Ok, here's my immediate flight-plan for Reckless Love. Get them on a plane to Los Angeles PRONTO!! Get the buzz going, because musically these guys are right on the head of the nail. Sure to be a huge proposition in Europe, they could turn the USA on it's head if the right conditions and circumstances present themselves. Where have I heard that before! Reckless Love, great name, great band, great album. Buy or die!


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#1 | gdazegod on March 23 2010 12:00:00
Reckless Love - 2011 Romance
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#2 | gdazegod on March 23 2010 12:00:10
Reckless Love - 2011 Beautiful Bomb
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#3 | thejbl on March 25 2010 12:50:49
one of the most embarassing bits of rubbish I have ever heard

they make poison look like a serious band
#4 | gdazegod on March 25 2010 21:27:37
Sorry mate.. not for me. Another top 10 for the year. Poison you say? This lot make Poison sound like hacks. Sounds like you have only listened to soundbytes. Listen to the whole thing instead!
#5 | thejbl on March 27 2010 09:19:34
have listened to the whole thing - those minutes I will never get back

shocking

each to their own I guess Smile
#6 | gdazegod on March 27 2010 09:41:50
Nothing shocking about it James. It's all subjective. Perhaps you'd like to tell us what your fave album of the moment is.. and the reasons why. You might even get a job here.. lol Thumbs Up
#7 | thejbl on March 27 2010 16:24:23
My favourite album of the moment is most probably Eric Clapton's Journeyman - purely because it's full of superb music and wonderful guitar playing Smile
#8 | gdazegod on March 28 2010 18:00:00
Surely Clapton is a joke.. lol!
#9 | george_the_jack on March 29 2010 16:24:08
This is the first band coming out from Finland that 'do not lack balls'! [sorry for this guys Smile]. Obvious influences like Warrant, Bon Jovi, Wig Wam, H.E.A.T. are spot on.I like this a lot!
#10 | englandashes on March 30 2010 21:25:20
Opinion may be mixed, but one significant factor about this album is that it's actually been released on a pretty large label, in the Uk is out on Spinefarm. Was a time not so long ago, that anything in this type of genre was laughed at, so I'm not complaining. I have listen to couple of tracks on myspace, and they sound pretty good, well worth a purchase, and they display of level of expertise, professionalism and a good standard, definitely not a joke band.
#11 | Jez on May 05 2010 11:13:53
Been looking forward to hearing this one all year, after hearing 'Beautiful Bomb' all over the place, and I am glad say that it generally is a killer releaase. A couple of tracks I won't be raving over too much (Love Machine and So Yeah) but there are definitely 9 very good to excellent tracks on here, mostly in the middle to second half of the disc for me - tracks 5-8 are all brilliant with some huge choruses you will be humming for weeks (a better middle section to an album you will not get). My 5 picks go to 'Beautiful Bomb', 'Sex' (mega ballad), 'Back To Paradise', 'Romance' and 'Wild Touch', although I dare say yours will depend on if you like the more glammy type tracks or the more AOR/MR style ones, as there is a nice mix of both on show. Production on here is great too, with a massive drum sound and also of note some really fine guitar work, subtle keys and a great mix too. One of the years best albums so far and really quite excellent stuff.
#12 | ROBERT on June 08 2014 22:51:20
MASTER PIECE: 100000 D 100000!
#13 | gdazegod on June 05 2015 16:45:59
Still listening to this years later. Love it!
 
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