|CD REVIEW Gotthard|
Band : Gotthard
When Steve Lee died some two and a half years ago, in a stupid accident he couldn’t do anything about, I was very afraid about the future of this band. Would they quit, or continue, and search a new vocalist. Fortunately for us they did the latter.
They found a replacement in fellow Swiss, but longtime Australina resident Nic Maeder took over the mike, and they started recording a new album with him. And a super album it has become. Nic has not exactly the same sound as Steve did, but he’ pretty close, with a touch of his own. The songs themselves are also great, and, as always Gotthard have made a mix of uptempo songs, midtempo songs, and ballads.
The title of the album itself is very well chosen, and the cover illustrates that exactly. It’s a Phoenix, and as you all know a Phoenix is a mythological animal that burns up completely, to rise frim it’s ashes again. And that’s exactly what Gotthard has done with this album.
A must buy for all lovers of good rock music.