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Circus of Life
Released: 2008, Music Buy Mail/Artist Workxx
Reviewer: Anders Sandvall
Midnite Club is a band from Germany led by guitarist Seeger. RUNNING OUT OF LIFE is the title of the band’s debut release that was released in 2003. The debut was received really well and was labeled “album of the month” in the German magazine Rock It. The work on this new album began straight after the release of the debut but the work was put on hold because of personal and business problems. However the work began again during 2006 and now it’s finally here. The music belongs to the melodic hardrock genre and the music is neatly performed with a lot of energy and tempo. I can hear influences of harder music and the technical parts that show up here and there only add even more depth to the music. Think Axel Rudi Pell, Bonfire and Jaded Heart and then you have a pretty clear picture of what Midnite Club’s music is all about.
11 tracks are featured on the album and that includes a cover of the Kenny Loggins hit “Danger Zone”. The rest of the material is strong and can stand for itself. The guys have really managed to create an interesting and exiting album for sure. The absolute highlights are “Circus”, “Promises Remain”, “Behind My Eyes”, “Heart of a Dragon”, “Shelter from the Storm”, “Closer to the Distance” and “Calling for Crazy”. Those are all faster melodic hardrock songs that contain a lot of tempo and loads of energy. The most outstanding members are the lead singer Schultz, guitarist Seeger and keyboardist Holger Seeger who contributes with thick layers of keyboards.
The only negative thing with CIRCUS OF LIFE is the theme of the songs. Most of the lyrics evolve around the love theme that never seems to get out of style. It’s a bit boring but it’s bearable when it’s presented in the Midnite Club kind of way. This release should be a given purchase for fans of melodic hardrock or for everyone who appreciates well played melodic hardrock.
Afraid Of Love
Behind My Eyes
Heart Of A Dragon
Shelter From The Storm
Memories For Sale
Closer To The Distance
Calling Her Crazy
Crying In A Dream
Carsten “Lizard” Schultz – lead vocals
Steffen Seeger – guitar
Bernd Herrman – drums
Andy Keller – bass
Holger Seeger – keyboards
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