Out now on Metal Heaven
Outloud’s debut album was a fine platter of heavy rock. Can they keep the momentum on this follow up?
Opening track “We Came To Rock” doesn’t bode well. A fairly simple party tune, aimed squarely at the current wave of Swedish sleaze. Fortunately, they pick up the slack. Both “Falling Rain” and “Live Again” have a lot more on offer. These set the tone for the rest of the album. Catchy choruses, nice twin guitars, the odd metal riff… It all blends into a palatable whole. “The Night That Never Ends” and “Isolation Game” are stand out tracks, while “Someday” is the predictable yet competent ballad.
Production is not quite as good as on the debut, but nothing to be ashamed of. Another good album from this bunch, if not quite up to the level of the debut.
Rating – 84%
Review by Sancho