MISS BEHAVIOUR – Last Woman Standing (2011)
Swedes MISS BEHAVIOUR released their critically acclaimed debut “Heart Of Midwinter” in 2006.
Now five years later they are back with a new line up and an outstanding album : “Last Woman Standing”.
Left from the debut album are guitarist Erik Heikne and keyboard player Henrik Sproge and the two newcomers are from the swedish band Shineth: singer/bass player Sebastian Roos and drummer Anders Berlin.
These two guys have given MISS BEHAVIOUR new life and this new album is more AOR mixed with melodic rock than the debut.
The disc opens up with a brilliant bombastic keyboard/guitar intro before the song “1988” screams out from the speaker and what an opener. This is an awesome AOR-rocker with a fantastic chorus that leads the way for this album.
Next up is another winner called “Cynthia”. This is pure magic with fantastic harmonies, huge hooklines and the chorus is stunning, an AOR anthem.
“Give Her A Sign” is an outstanding melodic rocker with fantastic riffs and catchy rhythm.
The more harder-edged track of the CD comes with “Perfect War” that reminds the sound of the debut album. Roland Grapow (Masterplan, Ex-Helloween) plays a blistering guest guitar solo.
If you like the swedish band Eclipse, then you will love “Average Hero”, a strong melodic rock / AOR song with wonderful melodies and a great chorus.
“Till We Meet Again” is the only ballad on the album and what a song then. This is a ballad that brings back memories of Treat back in the ’80s with its classic scandi style. Great tune.
The anthemic mid-tempo AOR “Emergency” is like a heaven for scandi-AOR fans, featuring a catchy chorus filled with strong harmony vocals. Another belter.
“Living The Dream” is AOR by numbers with layers of melodies, fluffy keyboards and a chorus to die for.
The epic title track “Last Woman Standing” gives the album other color, in part thanks to the vocal duet of Roos with the female singer Kajsa Berg.
Last track “11th Hour” is a bit different too, with cool keyboards/guitar and an infinite chorus.
MISS BEHAVIOUR has managed to create one helluva CD with a first class mix of keyboards and guitars and stunning arrangements.
“Last Woman Standing” is a Rock album of the highest order based in the classic Eighties sound, ranging from classy ’80s styled AOR anthems to extremely well crafted Melodic Rock tunes with an excellent crystal clear production by Thomas Eberger at Stockholm Mastering.
If you are into bands such as H.E.A.T, Eclipse, Treat, Talisman and W.E.T, then check out now this new Swedish sensation.
An album that will be on many 2011 Top-Lists for sure.
3. Give Her A Sign
4. Perfect War *
5. Average Hero
6. Till We Meet Again
7. Taking Hostage
9. Living The Dream
10. Last Woman Standing +
11. 11th Hour
Sebastian Roos : Vocals, Bass
Erik Heikne : Lead & Rythm Guitar
Henrik Sproge : Keyboards
Anders Berlin : Drums
Roland Grapow : guest Guitar solo *
Kajsa Berg : duet on +
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