Album Review, Agonyzone Magazine, July 2007, Sweden
Album Review, Agonyzone Magazine, July 2007
House of Games
Ram / Border Music
4 stars (out of 5)
It is not often one gets to hear about great heavy metal bands from Estonia, but House of Gamis is just that. A great heavy metal band from Estonia. Their debutalbum Rise And Shine is a melodic rockalbum that breathes of Royal Hunt and Talisman with a slight touch of Uriah Heep. It has a nice groove and awesome guitar arrangements. The singer Erik Meremaa is a brilliant singer and songwriter. The album has many moments of surprise and it grows for each time you listen to it.
The producer is Kevin "Caveman" Shirley who has worked with bands like Aerosmith, Dream Theater, Iron Maiden and Rush.
It´s mastered by Howie Steinberg who has worked with Metallica, Def Leppard and Rammstein.
I recommend the album Rise And Shine to all who likes melodic rock and who sets a little higher demand on the musicians competence. Simply put, this album is awesome.
By Helena Larsson