Argue All You Want
Style: Hard Rock
Release date: 9 December, 2011
Playing time: 45:39

Norwegian hard rock band Himora deliver a large dose of retro rock on their debut full-length release, Argue All You Want.

Himora’s formula is easily recognizable as Foreigner meets Bad Co., with some Thin Lizzy and AC/DC-flavored riffs thrown in as well. Argue All You Want is mostly above-average ’70s rock mixed with AOR elements with a hint of the commerciality of Mr. Big.

There’s some great, soulful vocals which sound like a cross between Lou Gramm and Paul Rodgers. There’s loads of layered vocal harmonies, melodic hooks and great guitar leads. There’s some catchy stuff on Argue All You Want: “Too Long At The Fair” has a good, memorable chorus, “Birmingham”’s opening bass line and groovy melody is infectious, and the uplifting “When The Boys Are Back” are good examples of what Himora is all about. A Ratt meets AC/DC riff opens up “Like A Heart Attack.”

Argue All You Want has a broad, hard rock appeal to fans that already dig this type of rock. It’s a decent rocking disc, but nothing really hits you over the head as being fantastic. Most of it is radio-friendly and very familiar sounding. You get the impression that Himora kind of plays it safe with their formula, but Argue All You Want is not a bad album nonetheless.


01. Just Can't Stop
02. Like A Heart Attack
03. To Long At The Fair
04. Birmingham
05. When The Boys Are Back
06. Wings
07. Big Betty
08. Summer Dress
09. Fisherman's Blues
10. Mexico Smile
11. Legend In Your Lunchbox

Label: Drugstore Records
Promotion: Connecting Music
Reviewed by: Kelley Simms
Date: 13 December, 2011
Website: www.facebook.com/HimoraMusic