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Morano: Incognito
Morano - Incognito Music Review

Morano: Incognito

Melodic Hard Rock
4.5/5.0

Morano is American musician, composer, and guitarist Duane Morano. His biography is a bit sketchy, but Morano has had an active interest and participation in melodic hard rock music over many decades. However, he quickly admits that Eighties melodic hard rock greatly influenced his style more than many others. With his debut album, Incognito, Morano celebrates his musical roots. He's helped by some genre all-stars including Danny Vaughn, Terry Illous, and JK Northrup.

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With one spin of Incognito, you'll know that Morano honors the iconic Eighties rock genre. I gave the album several spins. This is classy and quite catchy guitar driven AOR melodic hard rock. Every song is large on harmony and melody, rhythm and groove with grand vocal arrangements, soaring guitar solos, and simply addictive refrains.

Suffice to say, I liked everything about this album, but some songs deserve mention. For some arena ready rock anthems, listen for After The Love, Don't Believe You, and Why. Morano can raise the arena roof with some large riff rockers like Sincerely Yours, Face The Fire, the heavier Kid Gloves, and the guitar roaring I Want Love. True to the Eighties style, an acoustic rising ballad comes with Hearts, and a chick song with Giovanna. Simply said, with Incognito guitarist Duane Morano delivers a superb and entertaining album of classic and iconic AOR Eighties melodic hard rock. Well done, and easily recommended.


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With Incognito guitarist Duane Morano delivers a superb and entertaining album of classic and iconic AOR Eighties melodic hard rock. Well done, and easily recommended.

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