DANTE FOX released their strong debut, “Under Suspicion”, to rave reviews, but alas, the year 1996 didn’t offer any great chance of a breakthrough for a female-fronted AOR act that sounded like 1989!
I, among many others, still worship that debut release as the rough diamond it was. Remaining undiscovered to this day! -)
Well, DANTE FOX have been active since then and this month sees the release of “Under the Seven Skies” - a new and updated version of their VERY melodic approach.
In the ranks of AOR/Melodic Rock, this album places itself among the very best of modern AOR releases with a very persuasive sound similar to IF ONLY, HEART & CHRISSY STEELE. Yes, the band hasn’t betrayed the roots that once led them to acquire cult status, which sounds great to me! Truly an untouched sound on display, which will please the fans of classic AOR formulas.
The production sounds typical for Frontiers standards; a little too polished if you ask me, but the great melody lines compensate entirely for what the sound lacks.
This album will never beat “Under Suspicion” but comes closer than anyone could’ve anticipated.