Sunday, 22 November 2020

Dukes of the Orient - Freakshow (2020)

The second album from this US band.

The band is a quartet with a lineup of drums, bass, guitars, keyboards and vocals.

This is their second album. You can find my review of their self-titled 2018 debut album somewhere else in this blog.

The band is John Payne (Asia etc etc) and Erik Norlander (solo artist) with two hired musicians.

The music is AOR and nothing less than AOR. 

Asia and the solo output from Erik Norlander comes to mind here. But in a much more modern sound. They sound like 2019. The sound is crystal clear and crisp.

There is a lot of long keyboards runs here and good vocals. The title track is the more catchy song here.

The rest of the songs and pieces of music is not that good.

I am rather underwhelmed by this album. A decent enough album and sure purchase for all AOR fans. I am not an AOR fan.

This is a decent album.

2 points

 

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