STILETTO - SPIN

RENEGADE SOUNDS

 

Metal To Infinity

Another style, another feeling... After I received some pure Death Metal, some modern Metal and a few traditional Heavy Metal CDís for review I am now listening to Stiletto. This band contains musicians you might know; David Steele and Kenny Gaetros from Double Dealer. When I tell you these guys already have a wide history in the world of AOR, Hard Rock etc. you canít be surprised if I say Stiletto delivered an album that AOR fans will adore. 

At our website we receive a very wide range of albums that belong to the big family of Heavy Metal. From Black and Death Metal all over Thrash, Heavy Metal, Power Metal, Gothic, Hard Rock and AOR. And yes, AOR for sure belongs to it and I admit this is a style I always loved. Bands like Survivor, Nightranger, Prophet, Phenomena and the more melodic albums of for example Def Leppard and MSG deserve their place in my collection. 

Going back to this album I promise you one after another superb AOR song with majestic vocals and shredding guitars. In donít know which of both are the most spectacular, indeed the listener will be astonished by the talent of both musicians. The guitars are sensitive, fast fingered and they seduce the listener to play along with his imaginary guitar. The vocals are strong and wide ranged, David Steel has golden lungs and delivers fantastic and emotional vocal lines when necessary, he is a pure Rock star at other moments! Stiletto ainít in particular a band but besides previous members thereís a whole bunch of guest musicians.  

This album contains some older and newer stuff but after all it is full of first class songs. If youíre into the softer side of Heavy Rock / Metal you should give this release a fair chance. AOR fans shouldnít doubt buying this goodie. Check the band out at: http://www.myspace.com:80/stilettocanada  or  http://www.renegadesounds.com  Maybe itís about time for a revival of AOR and other great FM Eighties Rock bands. 

My Points: 88 / 100 (Review by Officer Nice)

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