Power of Metal.dk Review

Parking Lot Rockstar
Style: Hard Rock
Release date: 31 August, 2012
Playing time: 35:20

Fans of bands like Buchcherry, Creed, Nickelback, Soundgarden or Staind have a brand new band to put their attention with these elegant and serious hard rockers in the 100% American hard rock band Soulicit. A really tight and fat production done together with Brett Hestla and with the marvelous vocalist Darick Parson by the mic.

10 tastefully written melodies and high-octane performed songs make this album into one of the top albums in the U.S. hard rock genre this summer.

The intro song 'Hell Yeah' is a party track for the crowded pub evenings. One of my favourite song is 'Beauty Queen' with catchy melodies and great guitar playing. In the superb title track my doubts are over, and these four men from Wichita have created some magic gems that occasionally flashes high above the sky in the mainstream rock heaven.

The emotional ballad 'Complicaded' is a radio friendly track with stunning vocal performance from Darick, where he really shows the wide range he has in his vocal chords. In the wonderful song "Blow Me Away', which has a good title, is where they are doing exactly this with me ...and in the next track ' To Cold To Pray '; I'm already down on my knees and salute them as the next great American rock export.

As you might understand - this is not innovative or earthshaking, but if you like this kind of hard rock then this is a band you gotta listen to!

Maybe is this an album I will get tired of after maybe 20-30 listenings, but for the moment I love what I hear. And if I can read between the lines then they should also be something very special to experience 'live'!

Line up: Darick Parson - Vocals, Roll - Guitar, Kevin Parrow - Bass and Trent Boehner on the drums.

01. Hell Yeah!
Beauty Queen
Parking Lot Rockstar
You Are The Song
Sticks And Stones
Blow Me Away
To Cold To Pray
Gettin' High
Time To Fly
Label: Thermal Entertainment
Distribution: Sound Pollution
Artwork rating: 87/100
Reviewed by: Patrik Skoglund
Date: 10 August, 2012
Website: www.soulicitrock.com