VARIOUS ‘Rock The Nations III’ Z Records ZR1997082 (2003)
An 18-track compilation from the melodic rock label Z Records. The
previously released includes the cracking rocker ‘Cyberdreamer’ by
Westworld, the catchy rock of ‘Can’t Stop Loving You’ by Shy and melodic
metal from Adriangale on ‘Closer’. For Vaughn fans there is a treat in the
shape of the unreleased track ‘House of Cards’ (it has only appeared in
Japan). A quality mid-paced rocker with some tasty guitar riffs.
Of the upcoming tracks Marc Ferrari’s driving rocker ‘Run On The Road’ is
excellent - the album should be one to watch out for. New signing the Brewz
will appeal to Whitesnake/Ten fans with its heavy riffs and its harmony
filled choruses. Veterans Silent Rage produce a very Kiss-like track ‘Still
Alive’. There are also tracks by 21 Guns, Life and Arabia amongst others.
A strong collection of melodic rockers with a few rarities and new
tracks in the mix as well.
Marc Ferrari interview
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