The magazine ‘Metalized’ reviews our New Album


Minus One from the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, was noticed for the first time in 2016 when they participated in the Eurovision Song Contest. This seems to reach beyond the borders of Cyprus. At that time it was with the Swedish-produced song Alter Ego which came from the toughest electronic drawer of AOR. This is not entirely the case with Red Black White. The Greatest opening number is a classic AOR number, with all that it should contain. The second song on the record How Does It Feel, starts with a 70’s Fuzz riff, but slowly develops the song by introducing a 90’s power pop chorus. This works in a surprising way, quite well and harmonizes nicely with their well-balanced instrumentation. First single from the Girl starts with a lullaby hum and more 70’s guitar, with the vocals fitting well in this 70’s mood; however, there is an understated electronic element that makes one think good things.

If you are about AOR and melodic rock, this is a really good bid. Minus One has managed to be innovative and it gives a fresh breath, in an otherwise very homogeneous genre.

Carlie

VOTE 7/10

Minus One fra Middelhavsøen Cypern, blev for første gang bemærket i 2016, da de deltog ved Eurovision Song Contest. Dette tilsyneladende for, at nå ud over Cyperns grænser. Da var det med svenskproducerede Alter Ego der er AOR af hårdeste elektroniske skuffe. Sådan står det ikke helt til på Red White Black. Åbningsnummeret The Greatest er et klassisk AOR nummer, med alt hvad et sådan skal indeholde. Andet nummer på pladen How Does It Feel, starter med et 70’er agtigt Fuzz riff, men langsomt udvikler sangen sig ved blandt andet, at indføre et 90’er power pop omkvæd. Dette fungere på en overraskende måde, ret godt og harmonere fint med deres velsmurte instrumentering. Første single fra pladen Girl starter med et nynnekor og mere 70’er guitar,vokalen følger også godt med i 70’er stemningen, dog ligger der et underspillet elektronisk element, man kan synes om hvad man vil. Hvis man tilnærmelsesvis er til AOR og melodisk rock, er dette et rigtigt godt bud. Minus One har formået at være innovative og det gir et friskt pust, i en ellers meget homogen genre.

Carlie

VOTE 7/10


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