Sunday, August 6, 2023

REVIEW : LIVERBOX, The Great Spirit of Rock'n'Roll (Metalapolis Records Release: 18 August 2023)

LIVERBOX is a Melodic Hard Rock/Hair Metal band hailing from Oulu Finland. It was formed back in 2015 as a cover band focusing on 80's hard 'n' heavy scene and it have played tribute shows for many Classic Hard Rock and Metal bands such as IRON MAIDEN, WHITESNAKE, JUDAS PRIEST, KISS, AC/DC, and DEEP PURPLE.

In 2018, LIVERBOX has released its long-awaited debut album, through City Of Lights Records, entitled ‘Rock N' Roll Salvation’. It received good reviews in media and played live all around Finland quite extensively. After that, Covid came and like so many bands, they stopped touring. 

Nowadays, Liverbox is back with album number two and with a new record deal with Metalapolis Records. The new album is entitled "The Great Spirit Of Rock 'n'Roll" and it's been produced and mixed by Janne Huotari, who is very well-known for his work with Finnish bands like LORDI and TEMPLE BALLS.

After a couple of spins of "The Great Spirit Of Rock 'n' Roll" I have to say that this is a solid opus. It's a very old-fashioned and in many parts it reminded me of D.A.D.s earlier works with a strong dose of THE CULT (especially from Sonic Temple era)!!!! Just listen to tracks such as "Calling On You", "Hard Love", "Inside Outside", "No One Way Ticket" and "Whiskey Trails" and you'll get the picture of what I'm talking about! 

All in all this is a great record all the way and a must have for the fans of the classic melodic hard rock/hair metal era and for bands such as D.A.D., THE CULT and Bang Tango!!! Well done!! 

Songwritting : 7
Production : 8
Songs : 8
Musicianship : 8

Overall Rating : 7,75 /10 

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