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NUBIAN ROSE

MOUNTAIN

2012

 

CLASSY FEMALE-FRONTED MELODIC HARD ROCK

 

Nubian Rose is a Swedish female-fronted melodic rock band that released their debut “Mountain” earlier in the year so we may have got to it a little late, but I’m so glad we did. Now normally female fronted bands aren’t my thing, I mean I can appreciate voices like Ann Wilson, but there’s very few other bands out there in the melodic realm that I really enjoy so I’m glad to say I can add one to the list!

 

 

 

Sofia Lilja has a great and powerful voice not too dissimilar to Ann with a touch of early Lee Aaron (maybe that’s why!). the best thing about the album though is the quality of the tracks.  

 

 

 

There’s definitely more than a nod to the great sounds of eighties rock and songs like “Get Ready” (probably the best here) and ballad “How Am I” really do the trick but then again so do the opening pairing of  “Ever See Your Face” and title track “Mountain” (love that guitar).

 

 

 

It’s also worth adding that the cover of Ozzy/Lita’s “Close My Eyes Forever” is pretty good and also we see a gust spot by former Europe guitarist Kee Marcello: soloing on “Living For Tomorrow”.

 

 

 

All in all it’s a great debut and sure to attract attention – it needs yours now!

 

COMING SOON

 

 

By Jo Rockpit