Human Zoo - 2011 - Eyes Of A Stranger
1. Amy & Allison's Memories
2. The Answer
3. Gimme Your Time
4. To The Top
5. Everything Changes
6. Eyes Of The Stranger
7. Fall In Love
8. World Behind You
9. Hold & Care
10. Want It - Love It - Like It
11. Welcome To Paradise
12. 10.000 Years Ago
Human Zoo are a quite the unusual Hard Rock/Heavy Metal band. The saxophone player in their line-up gives them some sort of extravagance.
Rousing melodies and grabbing refrains prove that there are capable musicians and songwriters at work that could already gain experiences and success with other bands in the past.
In the year 2004 singer Thomas Seeburger, guitarist Ingolf Engler and keyboarder Zarko Mestrovic got together with only one goal – ‘pure rock’.
In autumn 2005 Markus Ratheiser (Glenmore) on bass, Boris Matakovic (Subway) on saxophone and Kevin Klimesch on drums completed the band.
The highly celebrated debut feature Precious Time (2006) astonished the press as well as the public in many places.
Human zoo was elected as “Newcomer of the year 2006” in German magazine Rock It!.
Just 16 months after the release of the debut album Precious Time, the second album Over The Horizon was released on the 28th of September of 2007.
Having the slogan “never change a winning team” in mind, Dennis Ward (Pink Cream 69) also produced the second album.
The new album, Eyes Of The Stranger, was produced at MS and Maniac Studios by Chris Lausmann and marks a further milestone in the career for Human zoo.
The songwriting here combines classical rock elements with modern effects, but without leaving behind the typical style.
Listen to rocking songs such as “To The Top” or the AOR vibes of “Everything Changes”, I think it works very well, especially with the saxophone.
The title track “Eyes Of The Stranger” sounds a bit like Queensryche but the overall sound itself is completely different, maybe not the most original song I've ever heard but I like it.
The strongest track here is “Fall In Love”, arena-like anthem choruses, the sax and super cool lead guitar pushes the song forward with an undeniably strong appeal.
Human Zoo delivers great melodic hard rock, accentuated and made better by the inclusion of saxophone. Very recommended.
Thomas Seeburger – vocals
Ingolf Engler – guitars
Zarko Mestrovic – keyboards
Markus Ratheiser – bass
Kevin Klimesch – drums
Boris Matakovic – saxophone
Last Updated (Saturday, 09 July 2011 12:01)
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