Châlice
Shotgun Alley
Release date: October 21st 2005
Label:
Massacre Records
Distribution:
VME Denmark
Website:
www.chalice.de
Style:
Hard Rock / Melodic Metal
Rating: 89/100
Reviewed by:
Peter Laursen
Date:
October '05

Album number 5 from German band Châlice and a great one. “Shotgun Alley” is slightly less progressive than its predecessor “Chameleonation” (2002) and more straightforward.

Châlice combines great guitar riffs with great songs and very memorable choruses and sound wise this album could easily have been released back in the 80’s. Give it a few spins in your CD-player and you will find a release which never gets boring or shallow. The music here just seems to thumps its way through your speakers and into your ears.

We get 13 tracks of first class Hard Rock and Melodic Metal. The limited 2-CD comes with a bonus Best of-CD. “Shotgun Alley” is produced by Dennis Ward (Pink Cream 69) at House of Audio, Karlsdorf, Germany. Oliver Scheer has done the cover artwork.

13 first class songs, and it’s very hard for me to name any standout tracks, because they are all very good, but maybe “Hollywood Daze” is my favourite. Straightforward track with a very memorable chorus that will stick in your head for a long time.

Sure, Châlice don't reinvent the wheel, but I don’t give a shit about that, this is a hard rocking, fucking great CD anyway. From top to bottom, Châlice bring to you a Rock album that so many artists try to create, but fail. Hopefully they will prevail out there, but only time will tell.

If Hard Rock and straightforward Melodic Metal is your thing… Get this album now! Or as they say in Germany ; - Sofort zuschlagen!

Recommended tracks: Just press play!