Fireworks

Alyson Avenue - 'Changes' Hot

http://www.rocktopia.co.uk/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x200s/f9/c9/25/1378_alysonavenuechanges_1309384791.jpg
Written by Central Electronic Brain     June 29, 2011    
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
9713   0   1   0   0   0

Artist

Title

Title

Alyson Avenue return with a new singer.

Alyson Avenue called it a day back in 2006 and when singer Anette Olzon snagged the vacant position in Nightwish it seemed the band would be forever remembered for the two albums of melodic rock they had made in the vein of Heart and Robin Beck. However, good AOR bands rarely die (just check out Frontiers Record Label's roster for proof) and Alyson Avenue return with a new singer in Arabella Vitanc and a renewed vigour. The guitars are more up front and Niclas Olsson's songs echo 80s hit songsmith Dianne Warren, and if he could take these songs back in a time machine to the late 80s he could flog them to Heart or Cher. 

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site


The biggest change to the band, of course, is the new singer Vitanc. She's a good choice, not dissimilar to Olzon and comes across like a higher pitched Swedish Robin Beck; slightly more shrill than the huskier Beck. Lead off track 'Liar' should be put on wikipedia as a definition of female-fronted melodic rock. The rocking 'Changes' and 'Into the Fire', with its chugging guitars, are heavier than the Alyson Avenue of old. Some verses can tend to be on the pedestrian side but you can quickly forgive them that because when they hit the choruses they are bursting at the seams with layered vocal harmonies and melodies. The very Robin Beck sounding 'Amazing Days' has a killer guitar solo, the parpy 'I Will Be Waiting' and 'I'll Cry for You' have choruses that stick in your head so easily you'll need to get them surgically removed. 'Don't Know If Love Is Alive' is the paler twin of Heart's 'All I Want To Do Is Make Love To You' and ex-Jaded Heart singer Michael Bormann duets well on 'Will I Make Love' with his and Vitanc's voice fitting well together.

With Heart currently disowning their MTV conquering days, Alyson Avenue are back looking for the female-fronted melodic crown. Robin Beck you have competition.

Duncan Jamieson

(Click HERE to read the full Fireworks Magazine interview with Alyson Avenue) 

Share this on the web.

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.

 
Powered by JReviews


Comments (0)add comment

Write comment

security image
Write the displayed characters


busy

Member Login



Calendar

<<  May 2022  >>
 Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su 
        1
  2  3  4  5  6  7  8
  9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031     

Search Here

Shout Here

Latest Message: 1 month, 3 weeks ago
  • Berny : @bpomper: Could you pls. contact me at «email» ? Many thanks in advance!
  • bpomper : if i bought the hard copy can i also download and if so how
  • bpomper : im checking to make sure my fireworks #98 was sent out transaction ending in 1241
  • Berny : @all: The download version of Fireworks #98 is available!
  • Berny : @RobC68: We really seem to share a love & hate relationship, right? ;) Pls. check your mail.
  • RobC68 : still waiting for download version of #98 to be available.....pathetic service
  • Berny : @iangreenfiel: The magazine is available in a number of WH Smith branches. Could you pls. contact me at «email» ? I will then send you the latest list of participating stores.
  • iangreenfiel : Can issue 97 only be ordered online? I've tried several branches of WHSmith and had no luck
  • Berny : @vialli999: I've just talked to the guys at Fireworks HQ, unfortunately, the print copy of #90 is no longer available. Sorry! :(
  • vialli999 : DO YOU HAVE A PAPER COPY OF ISSUE 90 BERNY ?
  • vialli999 : forget that last comment i found it....der
  • vialli999 : sorry but i must be really stupid how do i take out a subscription ?
  • vialli999 : I have the download i want a paper copy cheers tel
  • Berny : @vialli999: You get issue 90 from our download store. Would you like to purchase a physical copy?
  • vialli999 : STILL DESPERATE TO GET A COPY OF ISSUE NO. 90
  • Berny : You can pre - order FIREWORKS MAGAZINE #97 now!
  • Deeppurple#1 : Hi,I downloaded my free copy of issue #87 but I can't seem to open the file. Any advice?
  • Berny : RIP Alan Lancaster! :(
  • Berny : @Barneypippa: I forwarded your mail to the Fireworks team. You should receive a reply asap.
  • Barneypippa : My magazine (#96) hasnt arrived yet - should have been here last week
  • Rocktopia Te : @bakerstreetish: Pls. check your email for download instructions.
  • bakerstreeti : Hi, I just bought digital download #96. How will I be able to receive/access it? First time on this site. Thanks!
  • zom414 : Have they been posted out yet? Not received mine yet but may have the release date wrong!
  • Johns Band : Received glossy Fireworks 96 and one of best ever. I am still looking at pictures and "Revisit The Gods AOR Festive" should be great. Probably get download from issue 101 to save on space & it is read to me from audio voice. Already got Robben Ford Instrumental album "Pure" great stuff & Freddy King singing & guitar I love, so Bernie Marsden new album I will have on Amazon Prime. If you are into 70's Rock then new Help Yourself 6 CD Boxset + info will be good for you plus expert to pay no more
  • Berny : Fireworks #96 is out now! :)
  • Berny : @Paul wiv: Pls. check your email!
  • Paul wiv : I have paid for issue 92 but it hasn't downloaded yet.
  • Berny : @Adamson: Bitte kontaktiere mich direkt, meine Mailadresse lautet «email»
  • Adamson : kann man hier auch auf Deutsch schreiben? denn ich h├Ątte eine Frage?
  • KI2000 : Wow, issue #95 has to be the BEST one so far. Congratulations guys!!

Only registered users are allowed to post

Follow Us

FacebookTwitterYoutubeGoogle

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site