Chez Kane – Chez Kane

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There is always hope. In a time and age of constant detrimental releases where all we are treated with are absolute plastic and uninspired productions, there comes an album like this one that makes you regain your trust in the melodic rock sound. Frontiers Records has done so many great things for the resurgence of the genre yet sometimes it misses the much desired target. Not this time, though…

This is the debut album by the British singer Chez Kane. Behind it, there is the one and only Danny Rexon from Crazy Lixx who handled everything but the mix (Erik Martensson was responsible for it). Truth be told here; I was always a bit judgmental of the so called new wave of Swedish melodic rock but when something good falls on our hands, we can only praise it and urge other people to purchase the album like we did. And this is not only a good album but a sensational one! This is really a tribute to the mighty 80s. This is a reminder of how female artists like Cher (circa 1987-89), Lita Ford, Sandi Saraya and Vixen once ruled he world. All the songs bring in mind something of that era –including some Journey elements in there from the “Raised On Radio” album- and Chez Kane’s amazing voice really brings forth Rexon’s flawless compositions. And not only this. The frontman of Crazy Lixx resurrects a long missing element of the genre: the magical instrument…saxophone. Cool addition!

I won’t go into separate references to songs or defining moments of the album. This is a case of an “all killer – no filler” album. Chez Kane absolutely shines on this one and we sincerely hope that there will be more great albums like this in the future as the road opens wide in front of her. Only time will tell…

Highlight: Chez Kane needs a backing band in order to present those tracks in a live environment when this whole Covid-19 situation fade away.