Heaven Knows

Release date: May 19th 2006
Label: Escape Music
Provided by:
Zink Music
Distribution: Bonnier Amigo
AOR/Melodic Rock

Rating: 65/100
Cover artwork rating:
Reviewed by: Peter Laursen
Date: May 23rd 2006

Steve NEWMAN started his solo band with the release of “Newman” in 1997 and before that he was involved in many English Melodic Rock bands as a Guitarist and Singer.

“Newman” was followed by 3 more albums and now he’s back with a brand new release called “Heaven Knows”. I’m always open to what every Rock and Metal genre has to offer and NEWMAN deliver the goods on the first 3 songs. Magnificent Melodic Rock/AOR with catchy hooks and catchy choruses.

Sadly NEWMAN can’t keep the high standard on the following 3 tracks…those are rather forgettable in my humble opinion. Track 7, “The Circle”, raises the level and once again we are treated with an excellent Melodic Rock song with a chorus that sticks like glue.

Bt then again…the level drops on the last 5 tracks. 5 songs that are not above average in my opinion.

This album comes with a great cover artwork and a good production, and if you are into Melodic Rock and AOR, maybe you should at least check this album out?