SCARVED – Flashback (2021)

SCARVED is some kind of a rarity, not only for being one of the few bands from Belgium playing classic hard rock, but also for having a front-woman. Their new album is the aptly-titled “Flashback“, as the band delivers a bunch of ’80s flavored songs driven by classy guitars and strong vocals.
From songwriting and performances “Flashback” is an old-school hard rock album with influences from the rock giants of 70s-80s, but served with a fresh sound and production.
There’s a nice smorgasbord of influences on display on “Flashback“. With some truly awesome bass work from Vincent De Laat giving way to a ripping hard-rock riff by Luc Van Dessel and soaring verses / chorus from Caro Verboven, album opener “Fly“ brings some Dio-flavored grandeur to proceedings.
Then the title track “Flashback“, with its groovy guitars…