Saturday, July 8, 2023

REVIEW : DEGREED, Public Address (Frontiers Music s.r.l. Release: 7 July 2023)

DEGREED is a band that with each release you know exactly what to expect; pure, in-your-face and up-lifting modern melodic rock/edgy AOR stuff! "Public Address" is entiled DEGREED's brand new opus that is going to be released this July (7th) through the Italian label Frontiers Music

We’re stoked to get these songs out for you to hear. I think we’ve made a massive album in terms of the songs, but also in terms of sound. It’s been a few months of hard work, but looking back at it now, while listening to the result, it’s been well worth it. I can’t wait to hear what you guys think of this one!” says drummer Mats Eriksson.

After the great and very AOR-ish opener tune of "Big Plans", it comes "Who Are You (To Say)" which is one of the highlights out of the new record. Punchier, heavier and melodic as it gets this song is just pure melodic hard rock bliss! The more commercial "This Is Love" is yet another killer track with its larger than life chorus line while in "Free Again" and "A Safe Place" we have two more great melodic rock gems. "For You" features a nice groove and "Don't Be A Stranger" is a really powerful and very emotional ballad. 

DEGREED in "Public Address" are doin' exactly what they know best and at the end of the day they achieve to release yet another strong and highly entertaining opus that contains only killer tunes! 

Songwritting : 9
Production : 9
Songs : 9
Musicianship : 9

Overall Rating : 9 / 10 

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