Tuesday, March 13, 2012

R.O.C.K.: "Freedom"


Label: Playground Music 2011

Review by Kimmo Toivonen

R.O.C.K. flirted with techno sounds and pop influences on their first album "Mirror Ball & Red Lights" last year, hoping to create the perfect crossover style. Their latest single sees them going for a more hard rockin', anthemic style, which is fine by me. As interesting as their crossover concept was, it sounded a bit contrived.

"Freedom" is a big, pounding stadium rocker with "Whoo-ohs", melody and a huge chorus. I'm not completely sold on the chorus, but the pre-chorus and the bridge are both pretty ace, so I'll have to say that this is a winner.

Somewhat off-topic... isn't it funny that H.E.A.T. has and album called "Freedom Rock"? Now we need a band called F.R.E.E.D.O.M. to release a song called "Rock Heat", right? No, that's enough d.o.t. bands...


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