In 2008, Italian rockers, Bruno Rock signed a new deal with new German label, 7HARD. I haven’t heard any songs from Bruno Rock prior to this release, and I must admit, it is kind of odd to start out with a live record from a new band, but I do like what I hear on this disc.
“Live on Fire” is guitar oriented melodic rock album in the vein of Journey and a few other bands of the genre. It is melodic rock with solid guitar work and a very cool Deep Purple like keyboard style. With some Italian bands, I find that the singer’s accents are so strong that it is distracting. This is not the case with Bruno Rock singer, Bruno Kraler. His vocals are clean and are a definite strong suit for this band. The song “La Fonte Dei Sogni” is sung in Italian, which Kraler also sings very well.
For a live CD, this disc is a crisp and clear recording that is almost studio quality. I don’t know if this recording was cleaned up in a studio, but the sound is great, and captures Bruno Rock at the top of their game.
In 2009, Bruno Rock has a new studio album coming out called “War Maniacs”. Judging from the sound of “Live on Fire” I will definitely be picking that one up. “Live on Fire” is a solid record that fans of melodic rock and AOR should check out.
You can find your own copy of “Live on Fire” at CDBaby at this link.
For more information on Bruno Rock, check out the band’s myspace page. You can also check out a couple of song samples by clicking on the song titles below.
- It’s All Been Done For Me
- Now Dies The Truth
- Pray 4 The Rain
- No More Promises
- La Fonte Dei Sogni
- Two Hearts One Weapon
- Take The Trophy
- Hard Working Day
- Born Winner
- Let Me Be The One
- Time To Run *
- Julia *
Bruno Rock is:
Bruno Kraler – Lead Vocals
Bobby Altvater – Guitars
Dominik Huelshorst – Drums
Holger Schulten – Bass
Mindead – Abandon all hope
MINDEAD aren’t just plain metal. They manage to write interesting songs by using heavy, moshable metal riffs refined with sometimes aggressive, sometimes melodic elements. In short: this band will appeal to both neck and soul. Modern Metal Germany – www.mindead.de
Brunorock – Live on fire
If you’re a melodic rock fan you will be delighted by one of the best live CD’s to hit the market. The production is top quality and the sound is amazing. The opening track “It’s All Been Done 4 Me” is complete arena rock pouring into the front row as the crowd goes crazy and it doesn’t stop there “Now Dies The Truth” will have the fans on their feet screaming and singing along. Melodic Rock Italy – www.brunorock.com
Mafuba – Nothing comes to an end
Best Nu Rock Metal from Germany! The second CD was recorded with Zacky Tsoukas (Fair Warning) on drums. The DVD that will follow soon, will also content film material from these recording sessions. Nu Rock Metal Germany – www.mafuba.de
Magni Animi Viri – Heroes Temporis
A warm and harmonious sound from a symphonic orchestra combined with Rock and Metal. Simple melodies at times sung by a strong and proud classical voice, like the other one from a tenor, others by a sweet but raw feminine voice. Metal meets Classic Italy – www.mavsite.com
Upcoming releases in January 2009:
Crises – Coral Dreams
CRISES was found in 1995 by Ondrej Hurbanic and Thomas Abts. After many member changes and stilistic and musical advancements the bands today style is a “take no prisoners” and intelligent crossover from Rock, Alternative, Progressive, Metal and NuMetal elements. Modern Progressive Metal Germany – www.crises.de
Rusted Chains – t.b.a.
With the new album the band climbs up in the Death-Trash Metal Championsleague! Piss in the face of all prophets. Death Trash Metal Germany – www.chainnation.de