Melodic ecstasy is what
from Finland delivers on 'Pale Sister of Light', their debut album. Just to give
you an idea of what to expect I would describe them as a mix between White Lion, Hardline, Van
Halen, Europe, Brother Firetribe and Leverage, classic melodic rock in other
The album is packed with
catchy and majestic melodic rock anthems; big riffs, swirling keyboards, soaring
vocals and an identifiable sound. Exactly the sound that would have packed the
stadiums in the 80's, and that is exactly were their influences are rooted, just
transcended into this millennium and finely tuned by a very talented sextet that
has all the qualities and skills to be successful in a very crowded environment.
The album blew me away,
straight out of the box. But once you dig deeper you will discover all the
details; the arrangements are diverse, epic and masterful, the melodies are
tremendous, the orchestration and lead work is amazing; and the vocal
performance of Sami Alho is out of this world.
Surely an early contender for
debut album of the year, and one of the finest pieces of melodic rock you'll
come across in 2009. Get it now...