'Swiss rock legends Gotthard are back with their highly anticipated new release, 'Silver'. Nic Maeder (vocals), Leo Leoni (guitar), Freddy Scherer (keyboards), Marc Lynn (bass), Hena Habegger (drums). The new album was recorded at the Yellow House Studio in Lugano. This third release with vocalist, Nic Maeder was produced by Charlie Bauerfeind (Helloween, Blind Guardian) and Leo Leoni. For me, Gotthard encompasses everything that is great about melodic hard rock. On this latest effort the band prove my point. Serving up a great variety dishing out rockers like, "Silver River", "Electrified", "Everything Inside", "Tequila Symphony No. 5" and "My Oh My". Along with a few mid tempo movers in the form of, "Stay With Me" and "Reason For This". What would a Gotthard album be with a power ballad? The band does not disappoint offering up, "Not Fooling Anyone" and "Why". As usual, the vocals, musicianship and production are flawless and the flow of the album is superb, songs seem to fit seamlessly. Listening to the album its obvious that Nic Maeder has comfortably taken the reigns as the band's frontman as he delivers with a solid vocal performance. I thought his vocals on 'Bang!', were strong this time around though his vocals are on point. Overall, 'Silver' is a superb slab of melodic hard rock and it's great to see a band that's been around as long as Gotthard still cranking out quality music.
- Highly Recommended
Tony @ The Dedicated Rocker Society