Fireworks

CD Reviews

Markonee - 'See the Thunder' http://www.rocktopia.co.uk/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x200s/7c/ef/6b/152_Markonee_1267041806.jpg Hot

Added by James Gaden     February 24, 2010    
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
3918   0   1   0   0   0

Artist

Artist

Title

Label

Italian band delivering American style 80's rock.

 

‘See The Thunder’ from Italian hard rockers Markonee is the latest in a long line of quality releases from Escape Records, and one of the biggest compliments I can give the band is that I would never have guess they were from Italy, as this album represents quite a successful fusion of American 80’s melodic hard rock with their European counterparts.

The band’s debut was released three years ago and was a concept album based around the invention of the radio by Gugliemo Marconi, hence the moniker, if in a somewhat anti-lawsuit friendly form. For the follow up, the band have roped in famed producer Beau Hill, and raised the bar significantly with the hard hitting sound and infectious, upbeat songs.

`The press release states Winger, Ratt, Warrant and Gotthard as comparisons, but I don’t really hear any of those. Opening track ‘Way 2 Go’ reminds me of Shotgun Symphony, Gabriele Gozzi’s blissfully accent-free vocals being very reminiscent of Tracy White. The title track ‘See the Thunder’ reminds me of CITA, back when that band were firing on all cylinders, ‘The Cross Between the Lines’ channels ‘Neon Knights’ on the verses, whereas ‘The Big K’ sound like, of all things, Witness, Gozzi even reminding of the wonderful Debbie Davis at times. So put all those bands together and I think you can get some sort of mental idea of where Markonee are coming from.

My only negative comment would be that the album is a bit of a Jordan affair - in that it’s definitely front-loaded, with the last 4 tracks not quite reaching the same standard. However, having said that, I have heard enough on this album to know that Markonee have an immense amount of potential, and are possibly the best Italian melodic rock band I’ve heard. Certainly worth checking out.

Bruce Mee

 

Share this on the web.

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.

 


Comments (0)add comment

Write comment

security image
Write the displayed characters


busy

Member Login



Calendar

<<  November 2018  >>
 Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su 
     1  2  3  4
  5  6  7  8  91011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930  

Search Here

Shout Here

Latest Message: 1 week, 6 days ago
  • SeaDog57 : thanks Berny
  • Berny : The FREE PDF version of Fireworks #82 is still available, including 88 (!!) bonus MP3 songs Just click on the banner on top of the site. Already 800+ downloads and counting!
  • Berny : @SeaDog57: Apologies! Link was fixed, CD 84 is now available from the FIREWORKS menu on top of the page (for registered members only). Thanks & best wishes, B :)
  • SeaDog57 : Doesn't seem to be a download for bonus cd 84 just 2 identical versions of Bonus CD 83?
  • Rocktopia Te : Interviews with Lordi, Dee Snider, W.A.S.P., Myles Kennedy and many more. Check out the Fireworks & Rocktopia interview sections!
  • Berny : We are proud to premiere the new lyric video by MASS! Check out the news section.
  • Berny : Hi biggywiggymusic: Sorted out, apologies for the delay.
  • biggywiggymu : Hi I just ordered download of 84 - took my PayPal and then it said I didn't pay. Have the transaction number. Can someone help?
  • Rocktopia Te : Fireworks #84 is out now!!
  • amcc1888 : Thanks Berny
  • Berny : @amcc1888: Please check your mail. Many thanks, B.
  • amcc1888 : Hi There i have ordered Fireworks Issue 83 and paid by PayPal but you have charged me twice but the download has not appeared in my account...also sent you a web contact message..anyone there to help me thanks Tony
  • Berny : We proudly present the new lyric video by AMERICAN TEARS, pls. check out our newsfeed!
  • Rocktopia Te : There are now 500 live reviews on Rocktopia! Check out the latest ones, incl. Iron Maiden, Steven Tyler and Steelhouse Festival 2018!
  • Berny : @Transmet1972: Purchases were added to your account. Sorry for the troubles, not sure why you are still having issues with the DL store. Pls. check your mail. Many thanks & best wishes, B.
  • Transmet1972 : Sent another email re new purchase. Same download issue. Thanks.
  • Berny : @Transmet1972: Support received your message, I already sent a reply.
  • Transmet1972 : Site wont allow me to send ticket to support.
  • Transmet1972 : I cant access the files for 2 downloadable mags i purchased. Site wint
  • Graham : Hi guys i wonder if anyone knows what happend to Greg Parker who formed the band Ozz that released 2 Lps in 1980,
  • Berny : HEAVEN'S TRAIL premiere their new lyric video on Rocktopia. Check out the news section ... «link»
  • Rocktopia Te : @Berny did another lyric video for ROYAL HUNT. Pls. check out our news aection and watch the video on YouTube ... «link»
  • Hysteria : @ Rocktopia Team: GREAT SONG & VIDEO!!! Thanks for sharing!
  • Rocktopia Te : EXCLUSIVE Guild Of Ages music video premiere! Check out «link» ! Did you like the video? Please send us your comments!
  • Berny : Check out the new live reviews: http;//livereviews.rocktopia.co.uk
  • Berny : Download Fireworks #82 for FREE, incl. all 88 songs and the bonus magazine. Just go to "Free Downloads" in the TOP menu. : - >
  • Berny : Fireworks #83 is out NOW!
  • Rocktopia Te : Exclusive MOONSPELL UK video premiere on Rocktopia: Check out the latest news!
  • Berny : Check out the new video by Mass: 'When 2 Worlds Collide' ... «link»
  • Rocktopia Te : We prouldy present the new music video by American Tears! Check out our News Section ... «link»

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