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Jager - Weekend Rush Award winner

Weekend Rush
by Katarzyna Zakolska at 25 June 2014, 10:57 PM

JÄGER is a Rock / Metal band from Beloit Wisconsin in USA. Kenny Matel is the frontman of JÄGER and ADDICTION. They released the album „Weekend Rush" which is available on Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, Zune, Xbox, AMI Entertainment Network Digital Jukebox.

“Everybody Wants To Rock-N-Roll” is a nice intro with great high vocals in spirit of Heavy Metal from the 80’s what shows that this will be great album! My favourite on this CD is „Heavy Metal Mania” with galloping riffs in IRON MAIDEN style, catchy refrain in high climate, and beautiful keys in the background which add flavour to this track.  True experience can be heard in the playing and amazing singing. Kenny's voice just makes goose-flesh in balsamic powerful singing in “Shine” where are great melodic riffs, Heavy Metal section, Classic Music echoes, and stadium climate.

I like so much voice of Kenny Matel. He is a fantastic vocalist. His singing is so clear that the listener can understand every word, and another plus is that he sings with melody. It is hear able that he puts all of his heart into singing! Catchy, “Out Of Control” is the best example of that Where stronger riffs and an amazing rhythmical section mix with great lyrics and clear singing. This is very enjoyable in listening and you can feel spirit of Hard Rock of the 80’s. Titled track “Weekend Rush” has memorable Hard Rock sounds and fine older Rock climate with riffs a ‘la KINGDOME COME and RATT. Vocalist with his perfect voice singing so sensitive and also can to singing in high style a ‘la HELLOWEEN. Guys Rick Miszewski and Chet King create unbelievable great climate with amazing working rhythmical section. What an incredible guitar solo is in this song! Guitarist Matt Vogt proves that he is an experienced musician, for example, in the wonderful ballad “Angelina” where are calmer guitars in climate of the 80’s, sweet solo, and generally the track sounds like a hit from such bands as: SCORPIONS, WARRANT, SKID ROW, AEROSMITH or QUEENSRYCHE.

Worth to listen are also: Hard Rock song “Get A Little” in the best performance, high level of playing, choir of band, and also echoes of SAXON and song “One Minute To Midnight” with nice chorus has even influences of Glam Metal like MOTLEY CRUE.

Summing up, JÄGER create excellent music & they prove that they can play amazing ballads and also fantastic powerful songs of Hard Rock. They put inside this CD their experience and want their music to be enjoyed by the fans. I just want to listen to more & more these memorable sounds. Their texts and music could catch my heart! Every track is short, around 3 minutes and every song is a potential hit! This album is more than worth a listen. It is full of melody & greatly done musically! The guys are drawing handfuls from the rock music. I'm sure that every fan of Hard Rock with Metal influences and an 80’s climate will love this CD “Weekend Rush”. I think everyone will find something on this album. 

5 Star Rating

1. Everybody Wants To Rock-N-Roll
2. Weekend Rush
3. Out Of Control
4. Heavy Metal Mania
5. Angelina
6. Road To Sturgis
7. Fair Game
8. Get A Little
9. One Minute To Midnight
10. Shine
Kenny Matel – Vocals
Matt Vogt - All Guitars, Keys
Rick Miszewski - Bass
Chet King - Drums
Record Label: Independent


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