Shakra – Mad World (Review)

SHAKRA Release Video For New Single 'Too Much Is Not Enough'

Artist: Shakra
Album: Mad World
Genre: Hard Rock / Melodic Metal
Label: AFM Records
Release Date: February 28, 2020
Reviewed by: Bobby Caughron

Review:

Here’s a great band with that 80’s hard rock sound that more people should be aware of.  These Swiss rockers are coming up on their 25th anniversary as a band in 2020 and have just released a really great and solid rock album in “Mad World”.  The band brings the heat with the opening track “Fireline” and follows it up with one of my favorites on this album, “Too Much Is Not Enough”. Shakra has a sound that is equally appealing to fans of bands like Krokus, but also Helloween, Gotthard, and Pretty Maids.  These songs are well crafted and the band sounds tight throughout the album.  The production quality is really good and the album is full of top-notch rockers and one power ballad with the closing track “New Tomorrow”.  I really like the full-on rock treatment, so the standout tracks for me “I Still Rock”, “Son Of Fire”, “Too Much Is Not Enough” and “Fake News”.  But believe me, this album is not “Fake News”. It’s absolutely the real deal and a welcome addition to my music library.  If you’ve never heard Shakra before, give this one a listen. It’s a great place to start and then you have a huge back catalog of great music by the band that you can catch up on.

Track Listing:

01. Fireline
02. Too Much Is Not Enough
03. A Roll Of The Dice
04. Mad World
05. When He Comes Around
06. Thousand Kings
07. I Still Rock
08. Fake News
09. When It All Falls Down
10. Turn The Light On
11. Son Of Fire
12. New Tomorrow

Band Members:

voc: Mark Fox
guit: Thom Blunier
guit: Thomas Muster
bass: Dominik Pfister
drums: Roger Tanner