AURORA K 11th Hour (Soundmen Records 2002)
Recently featured in a Rising Stars interview, this Finnish band are
built around vocalist Katriina and guitarist Johnny A. A two track CD with
the video as well (very professional considering this was done on a tight
budget). The title track ‘11th Hour’ is a well produced, brooding rocker.
Katriina has a very deep vocal style and it suits the metallic guitar well.
There is some very good guitar playing on this song and with a bit of radio
exposure could become a hit. The other track ‘The Hopeless’ starts slowly
and builds into a mid-tempo rocker, with piano underpinning the song.
Modern rock sound - but not nu-metal rubbish, rather like Skunk Anansie
and Paradise Lost. Check them out at
Review by Jason Ritchie
***** Out of this world | **** Pretty
damn fine |
*** OK, approach with caution unless you are a fan |
** Instant bargain bin fodder | * Ugly. Just ugly