Title: No Going BackLabel: Lions Pride Music
Going Back' is the fourth album from 7HY (Seven Hard Years)
where Alan Kelly (ex-Shy) and American vocalist Shawn Pelata
(ex-Line Of Fire), join forces with multi-instrumentalist
and producer Andrew Chick and Danny (Lead
Guitar) for another great album under the 7HY moniker.
you liked the previous three albums 'No Place In Heaven'
(2014), 'Stories We Tell' (2016) and ‘For The Record'
(2017), then you are just going to love ‘No Going Back’
new opus is just another great slice of melody rich rock,
that to be honest, is simply timeless. Things get
underway with 'Stay Gone', which is a great opener. No
fancy intro’s, no narrative, it's just straight into the
rock. In Pelata you have a great vocalist who really
brings his A-game once again for this new release.
album continues rocking with the excellent 'Deep Dark Blue',
which is quite simply, melodic rock of the highest
order. The guitar work of Beardsley is just sublime,
as he throws out the licks six string confetti. The
title track 'No Going Back' is more gentile affair, but the
quality never fades. A real touch of class.
tempo is brought back up with the simply stunning 'Every
Moment', where again Beardsley’s guitars soar
throughout. This one has that 80’s feel about it,
but given a real up-to-date punch that makes this timeless.
great melodic rock album wouldn’t be complete without a
ballad or two and this album has a real old school power
ballad in 'Still Falling'. This track is what made
this genre the powerhouse it is.
back to the rockers, firstly it’s the riff laden 'Your
Reality', before the slow burner 'Can’t Trust The
Radio'. The latter is a great track to listen to while
riding in the car with top
down or the windows open, blasting the music out of the
The album may be called 'No Going Back', but believe me, you’ll be going back to this album time and time again What a corker!
Review by: Barry McMinn
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