Login
Username

Password



Not a member yet?
Click here to register.

Forgotten your password?
Request a new one here.
Latest Comments
Guys she's on Facebook, I...
Maybe Franne was friends ...
Rudy was co-written by Fe...
Great album and excellent...
H.E.A.T - 2017 Redefined ...
H.E.A.T - 2017 Eye Of The...
Keldian - 2017 Blood Red ...
No, I'm changing my mind ...
Code Red - 2017 Heat Of T...
Yeah, I quite liked this,...
Midnite City - 2017 Summe...
Target - 1979 Taxman [yo...
Cher - 1982 Rudy [youtub...
Cher - 1982 Games [youtu...
Revolution Saints - 2017 ...
Revolution Saints - 2017 ...
Black Sabbath - 1989 Devi...
Black Sabbath - 1989 Head...
Neal Schon - 1989 Softly ...
Getting back into this al...
Shoutbox
You must login to post a message.

reyno-roxx
20-11-2017 22:15
Anyone have a rip of the Daddy Warbucks album on Tiger Lily from 76 please?

gdazegod
19-11-2017 09:44
Burn (UK) will have their new album 'Ice Age' released in Japan via Marquee/Avalon on Nov 22. The album is then released worldwide on Jan 19th 2018 via Melodicrock Records.

gdazegod
19-11-2017 09:40
I was a bit cranky last week, waiting for various things to happen with the website transition. God it's good to be back. Didn't Gary Glitter sing a song like that? dogrun

gdazegod
19-11-2017 07:06
Note to all Members. Please review your Message inboxes. Some of these are getting rather large. Thanks.

gdazegod
19-11-2017 03:05
OK, all the YouTube videos are working again. Just use the YT link, and then encase in tags [ youtube] at the start, [/ youtube] at the end. Cool. Thumbs Up

Articles Hierarchy
Articles Home » 2004 Articles » Second Heat - 2004 Second Heat
 
Second Heat - 2004 Second Heat


SECOND HEAT - SECOND HEAT (2004, AOR HEAVEN)
Thomas Bursell - vocals
Patrik Svard - guitars
Niclas Olsson - keyboards
Thomas Loyska - bass
Roger Landin - drums


Background
This Swedish band are linked at the hip to AORsters Alyson Avenue. Only the female vocals of Anette Blyckert are missing; replaced by one Thomas Bursell. The rest of the band is essentially the same. Second Heat are also closely aligned to prog metallers Cloudscape. So, depending on your flavour of rock music, you could dip into all three varieties: mild, medium, and hot. Second Heat are mainly melodic metal and in places where the edge is taken off, they drop into hard rock territory. The keyboard touches of Niclas Olsson gives them more options than a band say with two guitarists. The results prove that this side project has a lot going for it, the band opting for a sound that isn't a million miles away from Germans Frontline or Evidence One.

The Songs
The band have some good ideas, and they crop up from time within the songs. The keyboard melodies and the solo steal the show on the opener 'Anything But Love'. 'Never Surrender' (how many times has that title been used in a hard rock song?) is a very heavy track, and is followed by the mid-tempo near progressive outing that is 'Breath Of Gold'. 'Someday' sounds as if it could've been written with Alyson Avenue in mind. It is at the AOR end of the scale for a band like this. The last trio of songs: 'After You're Gone', 'Eyes Of Fire' and 'What Am I Gonna Do' reel off Frontline flavoured riffs as if it is going out of fashion (it probably is!) but at the end of the day I am wondering where the obligatory ballad is? There is none. A pity.

In Summary
This is good competent stuff from these Swedes, some songs are tremendous while some others just miss the mark slightly. Though the keyboards are there, the guitars sound very one-dimensional and samey from one track to the next. Svard really needed to avoid pulling all those guitar squeals at the end of his riffs. It got annoying after the second song. They really needed contrast.. I guess that is why the keyboards are there, though they can only do so much. Variation is good, but on an album like this it is essential.

Track Listing:
01 Anything But Love
02 Naked Flame
03 Never Surrender
04 Breath Of Gold
05 Chained
06 Deep Blue Sky
07 Someday
08 After You're Gone
09 Eyes Of Fire
10 What Am I Gonna Do

Related Articles:
N/A

All written content on this website is copyrighted.
Copying of material without permission is not permitted.


 
This article has been tagged
 
Comments
No Comments have been Posted.
 
Post Comment
Please Login to Post a Comment.
 
Ratings
Rating is available to Members only.

Please login or register to vote.

No Ratings have been Posted.
 
Articles Cloud
Le Roux - 1980 Up, Bush, Kate - 1993 The Red Shoes, Teaze - 1978 Tour Of Japan, Starship - 1987 No Protection, Wood, Joseph Lee - 2003 20 Questions With.., Zon - 1979 Back Down To Earth, Flame (USA) - 1977 Queen Of The Neighbourhood, A Geoff Mann Band - 1990 Loud Symbols, Kiss - 1985 Asylum, Lynn Allen - 2007 The Horse You Rode In On, Boston - 1976 Boston, Moxy Roxx - 2009 Victims Of The Night (Expanded Edition), France - 1990 Lay It On Me (EP), Exovex - 2015 Radio Silence, Red 7 - 1985 Red 7
Tags©
Bon Jovi Paul Dianno Cheryl Dilcher Vyper Onslaught Alcatrazz Steve Vai Graham Bonnet Michael Stanley Band Spocks Beard Kevin McCourt Bill Meyers Max Carl Yesterrock Max Gronenthal Donnie Iris Best Of 2016 John Taglieri Dante Fox Valentine (1977) Kid Gloves Rock Candy Records Virginia Wolf Black Sabbath Miss Behaviour Wounded Bird Rock Candy Records Fandango Eloy In 3D Section A Firefall Winter Parade Wildlife Joey Stec Electric Light Orchestra Derek And The Dominos Treason
All Tags
Search DDG