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Palace: Rock and Roll Radio

If you are colossal fanatic of eighties-ridden Melodic Hard Rock or AOR, Stockholm’s pristine eighties decade influenced connoisseurs Palace return with their third outing to date in the form of the ambitious effort Rock and Roll Radio; encapsulating on the finest Stadium Rock foundations and bringing them forth to the world with excerpts of elegantly punchy, sickishly-stylish, and a fist in the air attitude to restore the faith in the Melodic Rock world for time to come.

Hailing from the cold Scandanavian homeland of Sweden and fronted by the impressively spectacular polished vocalist Michael Palace, the sophisticated four-piece look to recapture the essence of an era where the methodology of the music that is produced on this record was in its prime and hope to rebuild that period of time to productively move it forward into a contemporary vision or spotlight; escorting the glory days of Hardened Hair Rock and the blustering light-hearted wavelengths of AOR, whilst restoring the faith of the beloved flocks with the apex of the music back to its full potential with a fiery flare and fine taste.

Raising the banners from the core of the word “go”, ‘Rock and Roll Radio’ commences things in an appreciative way or manner exceptionally bringing what Palace essentially is all about and it stupefyingly drives a staggering amount of hellraising speciality to the table; vigorously letting lose all the cannons from the castle tops into the surrounding pits below being the real deal that would be played with no shadow of a doubt on a Rock and Roll radio station in the extravagant epoch of the eighties along with the following ferociously flying episode of the breezily blustering waves of a paramount catchiness imbedded in the intelligently conveyed roots of the lustrous second track ‘Castaway’.

Comprehensively, the most sizeable pinnacling peak to this electrifying expedition is intensely raised through the incredibly spinetingling love-affair ballad ‘Eleonora’, tastefully standing reminiscent in the veins of Europe’s mammoth adoration hit ‘Carrie’ and it noteworthily hits all the right spots from the offshoot with its unforgettable euphoniously textured melodies and its formidable strength behind devoting eyes of the powerfully emotional vocal line distribution of Michael Palace; winning over any possible music fan with not just catchiness but with a slight hint of some cheese-ridden clichés and various smartly positioned hooks.

Furthermore, additional honourable mentions resourcefully materialize on Rock and Roll Radio to arrive in the elevated configuration of the heavy groove-laden riff brain buster ‘Hot Steel’ with a remarkably close comparing resemblance on a shelf of musicality with the likes of Power Metal icons Battle Beast and also, the tremendously appealing funk rhythmic feel of the most unique number on display throughout the entirety of this whole record transpires in the name of the neatly fabricated dance rocker ‘When It’s Over’; nicely qualifying this as a marvellous and solidified contribution to the crests of the melodically designated Hard Rock universe.

  1. Rock and Roll Radio
  2. Castaway
  3. Way Up Here
  4. Cold Ones
  5. Eleonora
  6. Hot Steel
  7. My Gray Cloud
  8. Origin of Love
  9. She’s So Original
  10. Strictly by the Rules
  11. When It’s Over
  12. Fight

Added: December 31st 2020
Reviewer: James Mannion
Related Link: Band Facebook Page
Hits: 1187
Language: english

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