FAHRENHEIT ‘Chain Reaction’ Perris Records (2004)
Here's a band I have heard touted on www.melodicrock.com for quite a while
now, without ever bothering to check them out. Out of this recent bunch of
promo's from Perris Records, this is one of the better ones.
This 5 piece from Chile, heavy 80's influenced by the likes of Kiss, Bon
Jovi and Europe. The party rock David Lee Roth era Van Halen jumps out at
you, during opener, 'Prom Nite', and from then on, it's pretty much safe
played 80's metal.
The lyrics of course are forgettable, the music is tight, well played and
catchy. Several of the songs have choruses that stick in your head and are quite
Half way through, the ballad, 'Be Mine', is a welcome break from the more
uptempo songs. A classy ballad, that highlights, singer Chaz Thomson often
Jon Bon Jovi esque voice. Throughout the album, he doesn't do a bad job at
all, holding things together quite nicely. Quite why there is a 1 minute 36
second guitar solo on a 40 minute album is quite puzzling. Guitarist Javier
Bassino barrage of notes offers nothing new or spectacular and ultimately is
A decent effort and one for followers of the above mentioned bands, but
obviously not a match for them in the class department.
Review by Graham Boyle
***** Out of this world | **** Pretty
damn fine |
*** OK, approach with caution unless you are a fan |
** Instant bargain bin fodder | * Ugly. Just ugly