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Palace: Rock And Roll Radio
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Palace: Rock And Roll Radio

AOR Melodic Hard Rock
5.0/5.0

The one man band known as Palace is back. Of course, I'm referring to vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and producer Michael Palace. The versatile artist is also known for his work with, among many, First Signal, Code Red, Toby Hitchcock and, most recently, vocalist Angelica Rylin on her latest solo album, All I Am. In the meantime, he works on his solo career and drops a new album every two years or so. His latest is Rock And Roll Radio, and its pretty fandamntastic.

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Once more Palace ventures little from his musical roots. Rock And Roll Radio is a slice of classic AOR melodic hard rock made potent and famous in the Eighties and, in the cunning hands of Michael Palace, it lives and breathes deeply in 2020. Palace easily and energetically mixes the essential musical elements in each song: rock rhythm and groove, strong song melody and harmony especially in the vocal and guitar parts, a slathering of synth sparkle, smashing guitar solos, and catchy refrains. Michael Palace is a master of the genre, and you will be taken to the school of rock.

Giving attention to the songs, it's safe to say every song is solid, well-crafted, and entertaining. Yet, there's a few songs that really piqued my interest. These would include the catchy riff rockers Castaway, Origin Of Love, the swifter Hot Steel, and radio-friendly title cut. A strong measure of classic synths tag teams with riffs within Cold Ones and When It's Over. The synths become more prominent within the rising ballad, Eleonora. Overall, with all the tunes, I was quite impressed with Palace's voice, vocal harmony, and impressive guitar solos. Simply said, Michael Palace's Rock And Roll Radio is another potent and entertaining album of classic AOR melodic hard rock from this master of the genre. Quite recommended.




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Simply said, Michael Palace's Rock And Roll Radio is another potent and entertaining album of classic AOR melodic hard rock from this master of the genre. Quite recommended.

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