Style: Melodic Metal
Release date: May 18th 2007

Shakra has always been an exponent for powerful, yet melodic hard rock, even though their last album was somewhat experimental, which didn't go down well with some of their hard core fans. With 'Infected' they return to their roots and deliver another solid piece of hard rock.

Mark Fox' characteristic voice is and will always be the centre of attention, some like his raw and powerful voice other don't! I think he fits the music very well in the same sense as Brian Johnson and Bon Scott fits AC/DC.

Fourteen solid rock songs with its ups and downs is the outcome this time around, and for most parts its straight ahead rockers, first little breather comes with the ballad: "Love Will Find A Way". The assault continues and things don't slow down again before the album is closed on a high note with my personal favourite song: "Acheron's Way". A well produced album, with well crafted songs, which should bring joy to many rock fans.

This is a solid piece of rock with a few too many fillers and I feel fourteen not too varied songs is overdoing it, but the 10 or so remaining songs are good without ever being great. Not half bad, but not even close to being outstanding either - a good party album that you can put on at a barbecue without anybody screaming or shouting to take it off...

Label: AFM Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Kenn Jensen
Date: June 30th 2007