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Hero – Hero [1986]

HERO_HEROCountry Denmark          

Style Hard Rock

Rating 77/100

Band Members Bo Brinck – Keyboards,Backing Vocals, Johnny Thomas – Guitar,Backing Vocals, Michael Fast – Drums, Peter Fernando – Guitar,Backing Vocals, Rik Jensen – Bass, Steen Larsen – Vocals

Tracks 01. You’re A Hero (04:21), 02. Race And Revel (04:04), 03. Land Of Tomorrow (04:50), 04. We Came To Rock (03:47), 05. Masquerade (03:56), 06. Jealousy Kills (04:13), 07. Now We Play To Win (04:18), 08. Illusions Of Yesterday (03:37), 09. Turning Out A Star (05:37)

Profile From Kalundborg, Denmark, HERO was founded in 1982. The band started to play the typical NWOBHM of the era, recording two demos distributed locally. Circa the mid-eighties they changed their style to a more commercial hard ‘n heavy / melodic rock adding a permanent keyboardist.

Signed by Vertigo, Hero released their self-titled debut in 1986. We have here that unmistakable Scandinavian ’80s sound focused on strong guitars and vocals peppered with AOR synths all over. However, Hero’s music is slightly more edgy than the bands of the same period, with more in common to Norwegians TNT. Their style also reminds you Pretty Maids on many places, not strangely drummer Michael Fast joined the Danish rock institution later in 1991.

“Race And Revel”, “Illusions Of Yesterday”, “Masquerade”, “You’re A Hero”, “Land Of Tomorrow”, all are good, rockin’ exponents of the band’s style, very well produced by Nils Henriksen with a crunchy and crisp sound. Hero disbanded in ’88, as said Michael Fast joined Pretty Maids and keyboardist Bo Brinck went to form Harlot (later Savage Affair).


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