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Metallic Blue
Steelhouse Lane
Metallic Blue
Genres: Pop, Rock


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All Artists: Steelhouse Lane
Title: Metallic Blue
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Avex Trax Japan
Release Date: 8/12/1998
Album Type: Import
Genres: Pop, Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1

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Terrific melodic rock album
Justin Gaines | Northern Virginia | 10/10/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Steelhouse Lane was a melodic rock group put together by songwriter/guitarist Mike Slamer (City Boy, Streets) alongside up and coming vocalist Keith Slack. The band had a sound inspired by Journey, Survivor and Night Ranger, and although they only stuck around long enough to release two albums, they definitely made their mark on the melodic rock scene.

1998's Metallic Blue was Steelhouse Lane's debut album, and while it's not quite as good as 1999's Slaves of New World, it's still pretty impressive. It's a great album that's a total throwback to the late 80's melodic hard rock sound. Slamer lays down some sweet guitar hooks and melodies, and Slack gives a killer vocal performance. Some of the songs on Metallic Blue may sound familiar to serious melodic rock fans, as they were co-written by Slamer for other acts. Those songs include "Metallic Blue" and "Find Your Way Home", which were originally recorded by House of Lords, "Dr. Love" is from Hardline's debut, and "Addicted", which was originally performed by Wall of Silence. Closing ballad "Brighter Day" was later recorded by James Christian on his Rude Awakening album.

As good as Metallic Blue is, the follow-up albums Slaves of the New World is even better. If you're a serious melodic rock fan, I highly recommend hunting down a copy of both Steelhouse Lane albums. They're not cheap, but they're worth every penny. I also highly recommend Mike Slamer's solo album Nowhere Land, which features former Strangeways vocalist Terry Brock.
One Of Their Masterpieces
susumu-5 | Japan | 10/17/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Steelhouse Lane's debut album Metallic Blue is one of the 90s melodic rock masterpieces. They got attention since Slave Of The New World was selected as #1 melodic rock release of 1999 by melodicrock com. and Rock Report which are the major sources for music fans who like Journey styled rock.Some of you who are already familiar to this genre may notice that many of the tracks were used for other great 90s melodic rock bands. The first track Metallic Blue is used for House of Lords track and Dr. Love is used for Double Eclipse a master piece album by Hardline in early 90s.Whichever album you start you will end up buying both because both albums are of decade best quality.If you like guitar-driven rock such as Night Ranger or Survivor you will love this album."
Metalic Blue Rocks!!!
E. Yanofsky | Mexico City | 08/13/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Metalic Blue Rocks!!!
I discover this group by chance, and I was very impress with the quality and sound. Very easy to enjoy."