American melodic hard rock by musicians from Spain is what
you'll get on the album 'Changes', which is Airless' new album
released by Lion Music. Their self-titled debut album was
released back in 2002 and with their fourth studio album these
guys have found their style. Mature American rock, which neither
may surprise or shock, everything feels safe and stable. No
complicated or technically advanced melodies. Straight groovy
rock with stable choruses and well constructed songs. They have
created a bunch of very lush and melodic tracks, which are very
easy to like, like the title track where Danny Vaughn (Tyketto/Waysted/Vaughn)
performs as a guest vocalist.
The ordinary vocalist Iņaki Lazcano has a nice and clean voice,
but without any specialties or surprises. He sings in the secure
middle register and he does it very well. Robert Rodrigo on
guitar is also the guy, who has done excellent work with the mix
and mastering of this album. Sadly enough the guitar is too much
in the background and it would have been nice if the vocals had
been little less in the front at imes. In the guitar parts, the
riffs are clear and shining, but not as often as I would have
liked. They are very melodic and West-coast-ish in their rock
Overall the songs are alright and I like most of them, but the
big hit tracks are missing. I feel that this will be an album
that will fit in my OK folder, but not much more. Hard rock with
strong guitar work and splendid vocal performance with very nice
harmonies is the trademark of Airless.
Best songs are 'I Don't Care', 'Gone too Far', 'Changes' and
'Come Back Home'.
If you like Van Halen, White Lion and Harem Scarem this is
something for you to check out.
Iņaki Lazkano - Vocals
Miguel Manjon - Bass
Pako Martinez - Drums
Robert Rodrigo – Guitar