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|STRANGERS - Survival (2015)|
Seeing that their just released second album "Survival" was produced and mastered by super talented Swede Erik Martersson (Eclipse) is enough reason to check STRANGERS, the Spanish, Madrid-based melodic rock / AOR quintet.
We already received Strangers' debut two years ago, but it was almost a
home-made demo. Now "Survival" presents a band ready for its
international presentation; more professionally recorded, finely
produced and with the right artwork.
From the first track "Never Stop" - with a melody recalling the great
Alias - you hear a band sounding tight and firmly influenced by the
classic '80s waves from the genre.
"Venom" is catchy and with a strong AOR feeling (pretty British),
followed by the hooky "Angel", another solid track. Adding some sax,
"Stand By" provides variation in a midtempo way. Here vocalist Oscar
O’Brien clearly shows his major influence; Jon Bon Jovi (as on most the
On cuts like 'Burning Within', the faster 'Beyond Your Eyes' and the
groovier 'Beyond Your Eyes' you can hear Martersson's touch, all songs
still melodic but with more bite.
'Light' has some Harem Scarem on it, 'Dreamer' is the more Americanized
cut on the album (Tyketto), while 'Forever' is the obligatory ballad
akin Bon Jovi.
"Survival" is a nice melodic rock / AOR record by Spaniards Strangers
with some catchy songs, cool guitar / keys interplay and fine choruses.
Though singer Oscar O’Brien has a noticeable accent, his performance is
mostly convincing, helped by the bright production and solid
Welcome Strangers to the world-wide Melodic Rock / AOR scene - Quite Recommended.
01. Never Stop
04. Stand By
05. Burning Within
07. Beyond Your Eyes
Oscar O’Brien – vocals
Miguel Martin – guitars
Carlos Jimenez – keyboards
Carlos R. Garcia – bass
Abel Ramos – drums
Gillem Ferrer – guest sax on 4
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