Naked is a Swedish melodic
hard rock /AOR band formed by Mats Stattin, playing the kind of rock that is
very reminiscent of the kind of stuff coming out in the early 90's, like a softer
Helloween (Pink Bubbles Go Ape and Chameleon era). The songs are well written,
and it's refreshing to hear this kind of music again especially as it's written
and performed so well!
I was surprised how good they sounded. Not sensational but still very good with singer Petri Vehviläinen who sounds somewhat like Bjorn Lodin (Baltimore)!
If nothing more, Naked offer
a great walk down memory lane, but let's not sell this band short, the songs
are generally very good, the production is ok, a little thin in places maybe,
with a little too much emphasis on the keyboards, this album really needs the
drums to have a heavier/more powerful sound, which would then raise the songs
to the next level.
A good solid album, not going to set the world on fire, but enjoyable all the same.
by Barry Gennard
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