The Electric Lady – “Black Moon” (2012)

Label: O.R.A. Music

Review by Tony Cannella

After listening to the debut album “Black Moon” from the Finnish hard rock band The Electric Lady, I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised. This is a band that has managed to fly under the radar, but with “Black Moon” The Electric Lady are about to make some noise.

The intro “Prelude” is followed by two songs that put their melodic hard rock sound on full display. “A Man of That Kind” and especially “Secret Love” really caught my attention with their melodic choruses and overall likeability. “Your Heart is 100 Times Bigger Than Mine” has a pretty cool bluesy sound and a slower tempo. Minna Ora’s vocals are quite effective and perfect for this band. “Let it Rain”, “You Can’t”, “Through Ice and Snow”, “Black Moon” and the closing number “That’s the Way” were all very impressive as well. I’m not sure how The Electric Lady will do on a worldwide level, but “Black Moon” has some serious mainstream potential.

This is really not a bad debut from this Finnish band. They may not be a pure metal band, but their songs are packed with infectious melodies and choruses. The Electric Lady should appeal to those who like good hard rock.

Rating – 83/100

 

Tracklist

  1. Prelude
  2. A Man of That Kind
  3. Secret Love
  4. Your Heart is 100 Times Bigger Than Mine
  5. Let It Rain
  6. You Can’t
  7. Through Ice and Snow
  8. Who Cares
  9. Waterproof
  10. Black Moon
  11. That’s the Way

 

Line-Up

  • Minna Ora – Vocals
  • Kari Ora – Guitar
  • Samuli Jokinen – Keyboards
  • Jussi Sinervo – Bass
  • Pepe Lindholm – Drums

 

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