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Khymera-the-Grand-Design-Review-2015

KHYMERA - THE GRAND DESIGN -Review

Frontiers Music | Release Date: December 4 2015




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It’s been years since the last offering from Khymera, so long in fact that I had forgotten how good they were and given up hoping for anything new. It’s worth the wait though, even though only Vocalist and Bassist Dennis Ward remains from that original incarnation.


Essentially then this is a Ward project – taking on most of the song-writing as he does with help from Eden’s Curse’s Paul Louge and it is a damned fine album too if you love a melodic hard rock edge to your sweet AOR melodies.


If you like it hot and hard then tracks like ‘Never Give Upon You’ and ‘Finally’ will do the trick along with the title track; whilst if you crave that balladic light touch then  check out ‘Where Is the Love’ and ‘Say What You Want’ will more than suffice. For those waiting on a shot of pure AOR though it has to be ‘She’s Got the Love’ – it drips sugar and begs for the days when the radio was in love with songs like this. 

 
This is great and beautifully executed too.

 

 

 

by Mark Rockpit

 

 


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