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 Middelhavsu00f8en Cypern, blev for fu00f8rste gang bemu00e6rket i 2016, da de deltog ved Eurovision Song Contest. Dette tilsyneladende for, at nu00e5 ud over Cyperns gru00e6nser. Da var det med svenskproducerede Alter Ego der er AOR af hu00e5rdeste elektroniske skuffe. Su00e5dan stu00e5r det ikke helt til pu00e5 Red White Black. u00c5bningsnummeret The Greatest er et klassisk AOR nummer, med alt hvad et su00e5dan skal indeholde. Andet nummer pu00e5 pladen How Does It Feel, starter med et 70u2019er agtigt Fuzz riff, men langsomt udvikler sangen sig ved blandt andet, at indfu00f8re et 90u2019er power pop omkvu00e6d. Dette fungere pu00e5 en overraskende mu00e5de, ret godt og harmonere fint med deres velsmurte instrumentering. Fu00f8rste single fra pladen Girl starter med et nynnekor og mere 70u2019er guitar,vokalen fu00f8lger ogsu00e5 godt med i 70u2019er stemningen, dog ligger der et underspillet elektronisk element, man kan synes om hvad man vil. Hvis man tilnu00e6rmelsesvis er til AOR og melodisk rock, er dette et rigtigt godt bud. Minus One har formu00e5et at vu00e6re innovative og det gir et friskt pust, i en ellers meget homogen genre.

Carlie

VOTE 7/10


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