"Chez Kane" (Frontiers Music SRL; 2021)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

Chez Kane's self-titled debut does exactly what it sets out to do: Pay tribute to the great female hard rock singers of the 80s. You'll find hints of Pat Benatar, Lita Ford, Joan Jett, Doro and more throughout the entire CD. There's nothing here as edgy as Benatar's "Hell is for Children" or as heavy as some of Doro's stuff (although "Midnight Rendezvous" comes close) but Kane has a perfect voice for the genre and the pop-leaning hard rock here, complete with keyboards, is certainly entertaining. The soaring choruses of nearly every track are absolutely infectious.

My favorite tracks were the afore-mentioned "Midnight Rendezvous" and the Kiss-like riffs of "Rocket on the Radio" but, honestly, there's not a bad track to be found here if this is your type of music. Chez Kane definitely brings the female rock style of the 80s to the 2020s and gives it a nice shot in the arm.

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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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