"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.
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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