SKINTRADE – Refueled
Skintrade is a Swedish melodic hard rock band originally formed in 1992 and now back on the scene with their third album "Refueled". Reuniting in 2011, they spent a solid year and a half recording and writing this 12 song effort. It’s highly infectious, upbeat musically with loads of hooks in all the right places- plus a charismatic vocal performance from guitarist Matti Alfonzetti. Think Burning Rain meets Shinedown along with a little bit of late 80’s Sunset Strip swagger and that encapsulates the emotive "Close My Eyes", spunky "Liar", and plaintive ballad "Wild One" among others.
Scandinavia is the red hot land for melodic hard rock/ metal these days, and Skintrade add another log to the already impressive fire here.