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Kee of Hearts: Kee of Hearts

Kee of Hearts is what appears to be another of Frontiers Record's much maligned projects which involves getting seemingly fairly disparate characters together , locking them in a studio (or near an internet connection) and seeing what comes out. This one features Tommy Heart, singer of Fair Warning, and Kee Marcello, former Europe guitarist (you remember him from the early 1990s when he didn't have hair surely?) With a line-up rounded out by Ken Sandin (ex-Alien) on bass and Italian drummer Marco Di Salvia (Pino Scotto.) You didn't think that Alessandro Del Vecchio wouldn't be involved did you? Of course not, he contributes production, recording skills as well as keyboards and backing vocals. Together the chaps started working on the album in late 2016 and less than a year later we have the results.

I have to say that Kee of Hearts is way better than expected. Powered by Kee Marcello's typically nimble yet fluid guitar licks and solos and concisely composed songs the whole thing is bordering on the excellent and given more time I suspect I will firm up on this being the case but such are the demands of release dates and deadlines, so for now, I shall just say that it is very good. Opener and first video/single "The Storm" lays down a real marker it's the kind of sound and song that Gotthard used to do so very well and at times Tommy Heart sounds very much like the late great Steve Lee. Come to think of it, there's a bit of a visual likeness as well. "New Dimension" carries on the quality and quality, along with class is one of the key adjectives to describe this album. It covers many classic rock bases from melodic rock/AOR in the aforementioned tracks to a more modern rock in "Crimson Dawn", or "Stranded" and all-in-all the listener gets a satisfying experience.


Track Listing:
  1. The Storm
  2. A New Dimension
  3. Crimson Dawn
  4. Bridge to Heaven
  5. Stranded
  6. Mama Don't Cry
  7. Invincible
  8. S.O.S.
  9. Edge of Paradise
  10. Twist of Fate
  11. Learn To Love Again

Added: September 20th 2017
Reviewer: Simon Bray
Score:
Related Link: Frontiers Records
Hits: 276
Language: english

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