Formed around two true melodic rock superstars: Tommy Heart, singer of Fair Warning and Kee Marcello (former Europe guitarist), Frontiers SRL have done it again. Kee of Hearts rock your socks off from the outset, add in Ken Sandin (ex-Alien) on bass and Italian drummer Marco Di Salvia (Pino Scotto), and you have one hell of a lineup. They began working on material in 2016, and this has culminated in this release.
Opening with out and out melodic rocker “The Storm”, the listener has it made very clear to them what they are going to get… quality melodic rock, think Europe meets the Scorpions, and you will not be far off the sweet spot.
What strikes you on first listen is the quality of the songwriting, and as you get further into the record, the musicianship is simply superb. This is matched perfectly with producer Alessandro Del Vecchio (Revolution Saints, Hardline, JORN). Tommy Heart’s vocals are clean and powerful and weaving in and out these are Kee Marcello’s guitar licks which have that classic 80’s AOR/melodic rock feel to them.
But this is not just another Europe-wannabe LP, it’s hard-edged, and a damn good listen. “The Storm”, “Crimson Dawn”, and “Stranded” have that hard metallic edge; “Mama Don’t Cry”, “Edge of Paradise” and “Invincible” have AOR arena production written all over them and will soon become live favourites.
Overall, Kee of Hearts offers you hard-edged melodic rock, catchy choruses and a quality production. This is not just another Kee Marcello solo LP; it’s a full band effort that grabs the listener from the start and leaves you wanting more. What more could you want from a new LP. We can only hope that this is not a one off project but the start of something truly great.
A New Dimension
Bridge To Heaven
Mama Don’t Cry
Edge Of Paradise
Twist Of Fate
Learn To Love Again