Marenna

This album is really very good , "Voyager" is undoubtedly a gem for fans of bands like Whitesnake and H.E.A.T., typically 80s choruses and the sound influenced by the great past/classic bands.

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11/10/20222 min read

Band: Marenna

Title: Voyager

Genre: Hard Rock

Label: Lions Pride Music

Release date: 30th September 2022

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1- Breaking The Chains

2- Out Of Line

3- Gotta Be Strong

4- Wait

5- I Ain’t Stranger To Love

6- Hold Me

7- Perfect Crime

8- Voyager

9- Too Young To Die

10- We Are United

11- Wherever You Go

12- So Close (Hall & Oates Cover) (Bonus Track)

Lineup:

Rod Marenna – Vocais/Backing Vocals

Luks Diesel – Teclados/Backing Vocals

Edu Lersch – Guitarras

Bife – Baixo Arthur

Schavinski – Bateria/Backing Vocals

Special guest appearance (lead solo) by Rodrigo Flausino (RF Force)

Brazilian band Marenna, led by vocalist/songwriter (with over 30 years of career) Rod Marenna, is back. "Voyager" is the fourth album, infused with European and American hard rock, the melodic lines point towards classic rock and AOR.

I had never heard this band before and have been catching up on their repertoire in order to approach their new work in a more appropriate manner, I am sorry I only discovered them now.

Surely 'Voyager' is Marenna's best album, with a more mature and heavier musicality that continues with the line of their previous works. "Breaking the Chains" has a narrative intro to leave room for the bursting guitars, let's say it is a taste of the whole album.

We continue with the energetic 'Out of Line' with an infectious chorus, it's one of those tracks that grabs you and never lets go. The next track, 'Gotta Be Strong', is more rhythmic and the melody is really very nice, with beautiful vocals and an excellent musical timbre.

"Wait", one of the singles taken from the album, is infectious, but it is with the following "I Ain't Stranger to Love" that the band is most convincing with a European-style melodic rock line, a very catchy musicality and with a nice hook, while the title track "Voyager" is edgier, with some nice riffs and very good keyboards.

Closing the album is the beautiful 'Wherever You Go' with phenomenal guitar work.

"So Close", contained as a bonus track in the European physical edition, is the revised track of the original Hall&Oates classic that even in a hard rock key does not lose its charm.

This album is really very good , "Voyager" is undoubtedly a gem for fans of bands like Whitesnake and H.E.A.T., typically 80s choruses and the sound influenced by the great past/classic bands.

Valeria Campagnale

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