Sometimes you are totally
caught off guard and an album you have no expectations for at all
blows you away. Two of a Kind is a new melodic rock combo
made up of experienced musicians from the Dutch rock scene, puppet
master controlling things is Fred Hendrix, who some of you might
know from Terra Nova, where he is the main songwriter and vocalist.
With Two of a Kind he
has been given the opportunity to explorer new things like producing
and working with new and fresh talent, sort of stepping out of the
spotlight to let others shine. And does the two female vocalists
Ester Brouns and Anita Craenmehr shine!
The plan was to form a band
with a great melodic rock edge in a Boston meets Hearts kind of
style, and in my book the plan has been executed successfully. First
class melodic rock with catchy hooklines, great guitar work and two
outstanding vocalists that outsings most of the competition in
almost all areas.
Two of a Kind
won't have quite the same effect that Slamer had on me last year,
but this is a first class melodic rock album that I surely will give
its fair share in the future, and if you like female fronted melodic
rock then there no reason not to get this album.
In case you need more proof
then put on the album turn up the volume and listen to brilliant
rock songs like "Heaven can wait" or "Into the Fire", which have a
very interesting and strong break in the middle.