House of Shakira has been a part of the
Swedish hard rock scene for the past 15 years, and 'Retoxed' is
their fifth studio album in their career, one which started with the
impressive debut album 'Lint' back in 1997.
House of Shakira has always been great
representatives of traditional Swedish hard rock with classic hard
rock chords, melodic and sticky choruses, great hook-lines and
catchy melodies, and 'Retoxed' falls nicely in line with their
earlier albums. The songs are up-beat, melodic rock songs with a
flair for great harmonies, and the guitar work by the Mats
Hallstensson and Andres Lundström is excellent - there's some real
first class leads on this album as well as some great harmonies.
In case anyone had doubts about the class of
vocalist Andreas Eklund then I suggest you throw this disc in your
CD-player, turn up the volume and press play; the album opens with a
marvellous piano-vocal intro where Andreas Eklund proves what he is
First class Swedish hard rock played with style
and conviction - party rock all the way baby!
A mandatory purchase for hard rock fans around the globe...