BAND Speed Stroke
ALBUM SCENE OF THE CRIME
LABEL Street Symphonies Records / https://www.facebook.com/burningmindsgroup/
OUT Nov 6th, 2020
OUR RATING 82/100
SCENE OF THE CRIME is the title of new official studio album by Hard Rock band Speed Stroke avalaible on Nov 6th, 2020 via STREET SYMPHONIES/BURNING MINDS.
Founded ten years ago and based in Italy, the band was introduced to the scene in 2011 thanks to the involvement in "Reborn In Sleaze", an official tribute album released in memory of Dave Lepard of Crashdïet.
In March 2013 the band launched the self-titled debut full-lenght, followed by “Fury” in 2016.
Thanks to the deal signed with Bagana Rock Agency Speed Stroke had the chance to promote their work not only in Italy, sharing the stage with artists such as Reckless Love, Backyard Babies, Hardcore Superstar, Gotthard, Phil Campbell, Crazy Lixx, The 69 Eyes, Steel Panther, among others
With a more varied and mature sound, they are able to mix their roots with a fresh and contemporary mood.
We remind that a limited edition of 50 copies, will be available exclusively on the label's online shop in October, while the Japanese version, which includes the exclusive bonus track “Drive Me Crazy”, will be released instead via SPIRITUAL BEAST/Universal Music.
The first shot is the crescendo of HEARTBEAT, a clear example of powerful eighties hard rock enhanced by vocals and solo parts truly well-groomed.
You can feel the flavour of Sunset Strip in the title track, squared without pushing a lot, with great musicality and a clear production.
More catchy following AFTER DARK while SOUL PUNX, after an intro of cinematic effects, provides a right dose of high voltage hard rock.
NO LOVE is the first “ballad”, with an interesting central break to remark, while RED EYES shows again more rhythm.
OUT OF MONEY is our favorite: powerful and hot!! This is the version of the band that we prefer, followed by awesome too WHO FKD WHO, which remind the lesson of best AC/DC not only in the title.
If ONE LAST DAY, in our opinion, is a step behind, HERO N.1 is the brilliant song which ends in the best way this great platter!!
TO SUGGEST..SPEED STROKE ROCK!!!
02. Scene Of The Crime
03. After Dark
04. Soul Punx
05. No Love
06. Red Eyes
07. Out Of Money
08. Who Fkd Who
09. One Last Day
10. Hero No.1