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Gotthard - Silver album review

The best Melodic Rock you can get this month

Cover art for Gotthard - Silver album

Back with a third album featuring singer Nic Maeder, Switzerland’s Gotthard try to modernise things with this, their 25th-anniversary release. When they get things right, it works well enough, though for the most part, Silver pales into insignificance alongside their previous efforts. And we have to ask: are all of those mid-paced tracks really necessary?

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’.