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Oxygen Final Warning CD Review

OXYGEN

FINAL WARNING

ESCAPE MUSIC

2012

 

MELODIC ROCK IS ALIVE AND WELL

 

I’d challenge any lover of all things Melodic not to love the opening track here ‘Janitor of Love’ which despite it’s crazy title is one of those songs that just makes you want to sing along and immediately takes you back in time to a place where it’s always Summer and the nights are always long.

  

Tracklist:

1- Janitor of Love
2- Anything for you
3- When tomorrow never comes
4- I remember
5- Gold from the future
6- We must fight
7- I wanna know for sure
8- Bring Back the Joy
9- Best days of our lives
10- You

 

 

I’d challenge any lover of all things Melodic not to love the opening track here ‘Janitor of Love’ which despite it’s crazy title is one of those songs that just makes you want to sing along and immediately takes you back in time to a place where it’s always Summer and the nights are always long.

 

Things really don’t let up, with ‘Anything For You’ almost keeping up the pace and the reaching ‘When Tomorrow Never Comes’ equaling it. Do these guys know how to write melodies! Taking to pace back a notch ‘I Remember’ proves that the band also knows how to write a ballad, and Tony Niva’s vocals are given a chance to shine, and they do.

 

For a band you’ve never heard of to come out with a debut like this of course belies the fact that Tony has been on the scene in one band or another for some time now: Oxygen have a definite talent for turning out great tunes, and there is a distinct early eighties sound coming through here: something along the lines of the earlier releases by bands like Treat.  

 

This album is great news for fans of the current Third Wave of Swedish Melodic Rock and equally engaging for those who remember the North American scene of the early eighties.

 

 

Mark Diggins

 

OXYGEN FINAL WARNING CD ALBUM REVIEW 2013