Fair Warning
Fair Warning

Release date: July 7th 2006
Label: Frontiers Records
Distribution: Bonnier Amigo
Provided by: Zink Music

Melodic Rock / Melodic Hard Rock

Rating: 80/100
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Reviewed by: Peter Laursen
Date: July 12th 2006

I must admit that I wasn’t familiar with the music of Fair Warning before I received this album; I only knew them by name. Fair Warning was formed out of Zeno & V2 and debuted with their self titled album in 1991 and it sold very well in Japan but not as well in Europe. To make a long story short, this Melodic Hard Rock band from Germany released 3 more studio albums before disbanding in the year 2000.

A band reunion took place at the end of 2005 and the resulting album entitled “Brother’s Keeper” is finally scheduled for release on Frontiers Records on August 25th 2006. And while we wait for the brand new album their two first studio albums has been re-released on Frontiers Records. But that’s not all. A concert held in Club Citta in Kawasaki, Japan back in 1993 can be enjoyed in a DVD which lands on the European markets for the first time ever…also on Frontiers Records.

This is their debut album and a pleasant surprise. Melodic Hard Rock with catchy hooks and catchy choruses packed in a good production. We get the whole spectrum that we normally would expect from this genre, from ballads to Melodic Rock songs and more hard rocking tracks.

The music is very 80's and 90’s sounding, but I don’t find it dated. Fans of Foreigner, Whitesnake, Survivor, Def Leppard and Nightranger should give this album a listen.

Maybe the majority of Heavy Metal-fans won't exactly dig this album, but if you are into the more melodic side of Rock and hard Rock, this album could be just right for you. Do your self a favour and check this album out when it hit the stores?