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7HY - 2017 For The Record



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ARTIST: 7HY
ALBUM: For The Record
LABEL: Lion's Pride Music
SERIAL: LP0052
YEAR: 2017

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LINEUP: Alan Kelly - guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, backing vocals * Shawn Pelata - vocals * Danny Beardsley - guitar * Elliot Kelly - guitar * Andrew Chick - bass, guitar, keyboards

TRACK LISTING: 01 Never Say Goodbye * 02 Burning Rain * 03 Nothing Hurts Me Like You * 04 Uprising * 05 Be Who We Want * 06 Can't Let You Go * 07 That Song * 08 Strangers Again * 09 We Can Be Strong * 10 I'm Gonna Be You * 11 What Love Can Make Me Do * 12 What Is The World

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WEBLINKS: Official Website | FB Page


Background
Here is the third installment of the 7HY Story; 2017's 'For The Record'. We've reviewed the previous two records, and we continue to track their progress. This album pretty much resembles the previous set 'Stories We Tell', to an absolute tee. The major difference is the addition of Andrew Chick, who featured in Alan Kelly's other project/band Edge Of The Blade. There are clever modern twists that make it less traditional classic rock. There are melodic rock slices, plus the occasional drift into heavy metal territory. Style wise, when you sit on the fence between two distinct genres, some music fans might take an ambivalent stance, but even though the riffs fly off the handle on occasion, 7HY are certainly not going to give Sabaton or Rammstein a run for their money.


The Songs
The keyboard and synth patterns usually set the scene as the intro sequences to many of the songs here. 'Never Say Goodbye' is a decent opener, but I thought guitar solo could've laid off the speed and the thousand notes per minute was probably unnecessary. 'Burning Rain' was killed off by a horrible bass thud throughout, while 'Uprising', considered by some other reviews as being an album highlight, did nothing for me. 'Be Who We Want' is the heaviest track here, and this sound I much prefer 7HY to be operating at. 'Can't Let You Go' is another decent attempt, it's a bit of a rumbler though the verses don't quite work, and a solo that's as boring as anything. 'Strangers Again' is the ballad moment, and I'll have to confess to having heard better. The piano part sounds very lonely. 'We Can Be Strong' plods rather than gallops. The verses here don't do the song any favours. 'I'm Gonna Be You' is much better. Really like the guitar melodies brimming with reverb and shimmering echo. Aah thank god for guitar pedals. 'What Is The Word' is for mine the best one here, and it's left till last. No matter.


In Summary
Apart from the last song 'What Is The World' which clocks in at 6min 22, the rest of the songs are 4 minutes or less. So you can race through these fairly quickly without realising. But to be honest, much of the material didn't catch my attention as much as the last album did. It's all very predictable and formulaic and really needed to have some songs go against the grain to offer up some variety. Sorry I couldn't add any more positives this time around.



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#1 | Explorer on February 08 2018 16:22:55
Haven't heard the music yet, but I like the album cover.
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