Sunday, November 29, 2020

REVIEW : UNRULY CHILD, Our Glass House (Frontiers Music s.r.l., Release: 4 December 2020)

Unruly Child is a band that among the fans of the classic hard rock sound is a favourite one. Albums like their debut is a classic! Songs such as "Who Cries Now", "To Be Your Everything" and "Let's Talk About Love" are gems in my book and I'm sure that in every seripus hard rock fan out there too. 

The change of Mark Free with Kelly Hansen in their second opus, "Waiting For The Sun", was a fact back then (1998) and confused the die hards of the debut but the final result was again awesome. "The Basement Demos" (with unreleased tracks) and "III" (with Phillip Bardowell on lead vocals) in 2002 were followed till' the band's long break until 2010. 

Unruly Child's 'new' chapter includes three albums, a boxset compilation and a live one (Cd/DVD, Live from Milan). All three records feature strong tracks, very good arrangements and the early vibe of Unruly Child alive and kickin'. Marcie Free sings her heart out and sounds like a day hasn't passed by. 

Nowadays, Free and Co. (Gowdy, Allison) are back again with a new release entitled "Our Glass House". The new opus is going to be released through Frontiers Music this December. 

After a couple of spins of the new record, I have to say that "Our Glass House" is movin' to the same paths of Unruly Child's latest previous three releases. The elements, of course, (and the sound in general) of the debut are obvious as well. 

Songs such as "Talked You Out Of Lovin' Me", the riff-tastic "Say What You Want", the classic U.C. tune of "Underwater", "The Wooden Monster" and "Everyone Loves You When You're Dead" are songs that stay true to the roots of the Unruly Child discography and sound. The album also features the re-recorded versions of two Unruly Child's classic songs; "To Be Your Everything" and "Let's Talk About Love".  

For the fans of Unruly Child, the brand new "Our Glass House" is yet another 'must add' to your collection. In my humble opinion, Unruly Child is a big chapter in the melodic rock/hard rock book for almost thirty years and I'm sure that we have a lot more coming from this band in the near future! Well done! 

Songwritting : 8
Production : 8
Musicianship : 10
Songs : 8

Overall Rating ; 8,5 / 10 

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