German-based Meroe Rocks Out

Meroe is a hard rock band from Munich, Germany who’s recent release Suite 524 is their 4th studio album. Featuring 10 songs, the collection is a mix of hard rock with a contemporary sound that makes their music have mainstream appeal.

I Am is the perfect song to start off the album with, in fact it could be a single should the band decide to go that direction with the song. Dream On is another song that has radio capability. Singer Oliver Monroe’s raspy vocals makes each song stand apart from the other. Whether it be the smoothness in My Heart Is Bleeding or more upbeat tempo of Wink Of An Eye, Monroe’s vocals are in tune and in range making his voice a very pleasant listening experience.

With Alex on Guitar, Tom S. on Bass and Tom W. on drums each having their own playing style yet come together to produce a great hard rocking sound that isn’t necessarily new to the music industry. Yet, they make it their own which makes their music just different enough that you can say it’s a new sound. That is why I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Suite 524.

The recording of Suite 524 was professionally done from the tracking, mixing and mastering. This is a solid album that should be listened to from beginning to end and then put on repeat. With the current “pop” culture that music is in, Meroe is above the trends doing things on their own terms which I commend them on.

“Suite 524” should be an album on your list to check out in 2013 and is available on Itunes and Amazon.

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Originally from Montreal where she covered local night life for an alternative magazine, Lauren is now now based in South Florida where she works in marketing and spends her weekends sampling the area’s night life.