Surely an early contender for worst album cover of the year, the guitar toting boar, however, belies the quality melodic metal lurking inside.
ShyLock have been on the go for ten years now, having racked up a series of albums including "Pyronized", "Welcome To Illusion" and "Devotion", so you'd think they would know better than to start off an album with its weakest track. But they have, so leap onto 'Dawn' a bit sharpish, because that's where the record really starts to jump.
It's top quality from then on in, as they veer between Bonfire and Dokken inspired metal, and hands in the air power ballads like 'Sunshine vs Rain'. However, it's the hard rocking 'Just For U' that is the number one, bona fide thrilla killa. If enough people hear that one, then this could be a real breakout album.