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7HY - For The Record album review

The best Melodic Rock you can get this month

Cover art 7HY - For The Record album

Since releasing their debut album that featured many special guests, 7HY (Seven Hard Years) have condensed to a duo of Alan Kelly (once the drummer with Shy) and American singer Shawn Pelata. For The Record sees the pair melding weighty nuggets of melodic hard rock with hummable choruses to establish a comfortable, persuasive formula.

Dave Ling was a co-founder of Classic Rock magazine. His words have appeared in a variety of music publications, including RAW, Kerrang!, Metal Hammer, Prog, Rock Candy, Fireworks and Sounds. Dave’s life was shaped in 1974 through the purchase of a copy of Sweet’s album ‘Sweet Fanny Adams’, along with early gig experiences from Status Quo, Rush, Iron Maiden, AC/DC, Yes and Queen. As a lifelong season ticket holder of Crystal Palace FC, he is completely incapable of uttering the word ‘Br***ton’.