Recent Reviews

February 2019

January 2019

[ More Music Reviews ]


Airless: Changes
Airless Changes Review

Airless: Changes

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR
4.0/5.0

There are no real changes in store for Spain hard rockers, or for listeners, on their fourth album, third for Lion Music, Changes. What remains the same is solid European melodic hard rock propelled by Robert Rodrigo's fine guitar work.

Airless Band Photo

Airless:: less happy.

Perhaps Airless should have named the album, Stay the Course. There's the basic foundation of hard rock merging with it's AOR cousin for catchy melodies and big hooks bold enough for Eighties arena play. Actually, much of the material on Changes feels edgier, heavier. Songs like Latest Prophecy, Upstream, Start Again, and Changes burn it up.

Even the quasi-ballads Reach For You and Come Back Home weigh in on the hard rock side of things. Perhaps something is different after all. One notable addition is some bright keyboard work at the start of I Don't Care and Rescue Me. Then there's political statement of Gone Too Far found in almost power metal wrapper. Throughout Rodrigo displays his classic rock guitar style. In the end, Changes is Airless being Airless, a crew of very talented musicians creating consistently good European melodic hard rock. Recommended.


CraigHartranft.net - New fiction, crime fiction by Craig Hartranft





In Short

Changes is Airless being Airless, a crew of very talented musicians creating consistently good European melodic hard rock.

Find A Review

Alphabetical Index

a b c d e f g h i j
k l m n o p q r s t
u v w x y z #
Album of the Week
Click to read the West Bound - Volume I music review

Guitarist and producer Roy Z has been busy as of late. He created heavy metal act Spirits Of Fire, producing their debut album which dropped this month from Frontiers Records. Now he returns as both guitar and ... [ Read More ]