BAND Salem UK ALBUM WIN LOSE OR DRAW LABEL Dissonance Productions OUT 8/11/2019 OUR RATING 90/100 After the great ATTRITION, there were many problems in the band SALEM and today this moniker (SALEM UK) represents the band put togheter by singer SIMON SAXBY and by bassist Adrian Jenkinson, enhanced by awesome guitarist FRANCIS GILL and DAVE MEGGINSON, special guest on drums. The outcome is album all to enjoy, with new solutions while being respectful of the roots of the band. Good melodies since first THE WRAITH, production sounds brilliant, while next BETRAYED is closer to British Classic Hard Rock, with a good job on vocals and backing vocals, really well groomed. A fancy arpeggio opens BLIND, where melody is well-managed, before the hard rockin’ title track with a great solo, technical and inspired. SOULS OF EVERMORE is really interesting with great changes of time and sounds really fresh and contemporary. CIRCUMSTANCES CHANGE is again full of melody and solo is perfect..another high class track! After a soft intro, SENTINEL shows a sharp riffing in a continuous crescendo. VICTORIOUS is smart and powerful, a strong hard rock song that shows an 80’s flavour. After CENSORED, the last shot is QUEEN SERENE, that ends in the best way this great platter!! No, suggest!! NWOBHM always ALIVE and KICKIN’!!! 


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