AURORA K

"11th Hour" (Self-produced)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

As regular readers are aware, we often mention the fact that it's hard to tell a lot about a band's sound with short demos. And such is the case with Aurora K, whose "first single," "11th Hour," is reviewed here.

Aurora K is melodic rock with a sound that's closer to the Pretenders than Doro. It's pretty well done, with songs that could easily garner airplay and with vocalist Katriina offering a smoky tone and cocky edge that works well. In fact, I think she could have done a hell of a better job than Madonna on a song for the James Bond Film "Die Another Day." 

Of the two songs here, "11th Hour" is straight-forward hard rock, while "The Hopeless" has that mini epic-ness to it that brings to mind songs written by Jim Steinman.

When in your less aggressive moods, Aurora K are certainly worth looking into. I hope to hear more from the band soon.

Also included on the CD is an video of "11th Hour" that's very well-produced and looks ready to air on MTV ... if MTV still played music videos, that is.

Aurora K: Katriina - vocals; Johnny A - guitars; Santtu Kujala - bass; Joachim Silberstein - drums. Keyboards performed by Suvi Salo.

For more information, check out http://www.angelfire.com/rock2/aurorak

Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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