Sunday, April 24, 2016

STAR CHASE: ”The New Day”

Rating: RRR
Label: MelodicRock Records
Review by Kimmo Toivonen

Star Chase is a new band put together by Jason Old, the vocalist of The Radio Sun. With a singer whose voice and vocal style is very recognizable, projects must have an identity of their own so that they don’t sound too alike. Star Chase does have that, it’s much more of a late 80’ies sounding project than The Radio Sun. I can hear echoes of early Danger Danger, White Lion, Trixter and Enuff Z’Nuff in these songs, maybe even a bit of Queen somewhere there between the lines.

The first half of ”The New Day” is where you’ll find the band’s strongest material, songs like ”I Want You”, ”Say You Love Me” and ”Broken Heart”. On the second half you’ll get decent enough songs somehow they lack that all-important spark. Thankfully  for the album closer ”Supernatural” the band does find that spark again, it’s one of the album’s highlights. It’s probably the closest thing to The Radio Sun too.

A decent start for the Chase. I have a feeling that next time around the band might surprise us all with something really special. Mark my words.

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