MINUS ONE – Red Black White (2018)

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Cypriot melodic rock act MINUS ONE will release their new album “Red Black White” tomorrow, December 14th. Prior to that, they hit the tour bus with Glenn Hughes of Deep Purple fame.
Now, they’ve come into their prime with this new eleven-track rock LP, a fantastic mix of melodic rock clearly ’80s inspired, yet providing a breath of fresh air to the genre via clever arrangements and electronic beats / FX.

The album consists of eleven songs of which ten are originals. Some of the original compositions like “Girl” are playful and catchy, while others such as “Take Me Away‘ started life as an airline jingle.
The opening track “The Greatest” talks about people’s delusions. Without being overly political, it probes the pomp of world leaders, and scores a soundtrack to their egos.
The only cover song on the album is a ballad titled “You Don’t Own Me” — a modernised version of Lesley Gores’ 1963 hit.

This album is not your typical melodic rock album. If you take a good listen, you will find out that there are so many layers and different musical elements which make it a lot more modern.
The effects, sequencer, synths are used not only to flourish, these are really part of the song structures.

But don’t be fooled, “Red Black White” rocks, and rocks greatly.
Imagine if British melodic rock stalwart Vega had a child with Degreed, add a little Swedish elegance here and there (some Wigelius) and you have Minus One.
There’s tons of hooks, melodies, and an excellent production design, which round up one of the most original albums from the genre recently appeared.
These guys are part of the future of Melodic Rock. Don’t miss this album.
HIGHLY Recommended

01. The Greatest
02. How Does It Feel
03. Red Black White
04. Girl
05. Psycho 5
06. Nothing For Nothing
07. Run Away
08. The Other Side
09. Take Me Away
10. Some Times
11. You Don’t Own Me

Andreas Kapatais – Vocals
Harry Pari – Guitars
Constantinos Amrikanos – Guitars
Chris J – Drums
Max O Matic – Bass


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