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Outloud: Love Catastrophe

A multicultural melodic- metal romp.

Love Catastrophe is the second album from the US/UK/Greek/German group Outloud, following their warmly received debut from two years ago.

Those seduced by We’ll Rock You To Hell And Back Again!’s winning blend of melodic hard rock and metal influences, garnished with a generous helping of cheese, should prepare for more of the same, because the band members and production team (mixing duties once again falling to the estimable Tommy Hansen) remain as constant as Outloud’s vivacious formula.

The presence of both Firewind guitarist/keyboard player Bob Katsionis and ex-Helloween/Firewind drummer Mark Cross provides a sturdy backbone, but material such as We Came To Rock and Waiting For Your Love proves that hummability is the name of the game.

Dave Ling
Dave Ling

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’.