HAYATE – Silent Promises EP (2011)

HAYATE is a melodic rock project from Greece that we need to look out for in the future.
These guys have listened to some classic USA / Euro rockin’ AOR bands for sure because when you listen to their songs you can hear clear ’80s influences on them.

The band already recorded some songs exposing their abilities.
“Silent Promises” is an effective melodic AOR tune drenched with a fluffy keyboard sound and a strong hookline.
“Free From U” opens with very nice synths and then explodes into a melodic rocker ala ’80s White Lion, specially by the guitar riff / sound.
“Lost Boys” is a rockin’ tribute to the cult 1987 movie of the same name, featuring a cool refrain and good harmonies. Obviously the band have their heads stuck in the eighties culture and that’s a good thing.

It sounds like these songs has been recorded in a hurry, not that they sound bad but the production needs a bit of a face lift.
The singer has a good tone for this genre but here and there the Greek accent can be heard and maybe more studio time would work it out.
But I’m sure these guys will improve on these aspects next time.

Hayate has what it is required for this genre; ’80s attitude, a good and clever guitar player / keyboardist (who also wrote the music), a cool vocalist, and most important of all, they know how to write/arrange old school aorish melodic rock songs.
This recording should interest specialized labels for sure and with work on the production part these guys have something on the way.
So check them out on their myspace site.

1 – Silent Promises
2 – Free From U
3 – Lost Boys [movie tribute] (demo)

Manos – Vocals
Stathis S. – Guitars, keyboards, backing vocals
G Alani – Bass
Reno – Drums


3 Responses

  1. Hayate says:

    Thank You… :))



  2. 0dayrock says:

    @ Hayate :
    Great job guys, awesome track!

  3. Hayate says:

    Hi There,

    Thank You For Your Kind Words…

    New Song 'Can't Wait On Love' Uploaded…

    Check It Out On Myspace




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