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Twisted Desire
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Pleasure Maker
Twisted Desire
Perris Records
2008
Melodic Hard Rock
Mark Balogh
www.pleasuremaker.com
www.myspace.com/pleasuremakerrocks
Rating:
3.5 stars

Here we have the new release from the South American melodic hard rock act PLEASURE MAKER. “Twisted Desire” follows the bands indie debut (“Love On The Rocks”) from 2004 and builds on that record in just about all departments.

I thought the debut was a pretty decent affair when I got it back then so when I had the opportunity to check out the new one for Rockeyez I jumped at it. This time around the band has the backing of US label Perris Records and hopefully that will enable the band to reach a wider audience with this new record.

To get an idea of the band’s sound think of American acts such as FIREHOUSE, ROXY BLUE or even the more obscure New Jersey band JESTER. The band put forth some solid hooks and arrangements, even if they are things you’ve heard many times before in this genre.

Songs like “Feel It This Time”, title track “Twisted Desire”, “What We Left Behind”, “Remember” and “Eden’s Fruit” showcase solid vocals and some nice guitar and keyboard work that take you on a trip back to the Sunset Strip in Hollywood back in the day. Like I alluded to, the bands sound isn’t exactly unique but if you’re a fan of this style than it certainly is cool that a new band can put something like this out today.

There are a few weaker moments (album opener “Come N’ Get It” and “Is There A Doctor In The House?”) along the way, but by and far the more solid material on this record overshadows them.

If you’re a fan of that 80’s hard rock sound with a little keyboards thrown in you should have a listen to PLEASURE MAKER for yourself.


Band Lineup:
  • C. Marshall – Vocals
  • Alex Meister – Guitars, Backing Vocals
  • Andy Starr – Bass, Backing Vocals
  • Sandro Rossi – Keyboards
  • Adriano Morais – Drums, Backing Vocals

 

Track Listing:
  1. Come N' Get It
  2. Feel It This Time
  3. Twisted Desire
  4. What We Left Behind
  5. Is There A Doctor In The House?
  6. Remember
  7. Chance Of A Lifetime
  8. Hurts Me, Hurts You
  9. Eden's Fruit
  10. Do Your Revolution

 

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