Melodic Hard Rock
Melodic hard rock is still dominated by Scandinavian bands. W.e.t., Eclipse and Creye came up with almost flawless albums. Strangely still unsigned Nestor joined the club with a great debut album, while Ronnie Atkins, Crazy Lixx and Wig Wam all released very listenable solo CD’s. Leverage and Seventh Crystal also came up with albums that definitely deserve attention.
Non-Scandinavian highlights include the ever dependable Robin McAuley and Brazilian newcomers Spektra. Lee Aaron came up with a varied album that ranks among her best and Chez Kane‘s debut also catapulted us right back to the great female fronted bands of the 80’s.