I don’t really know why, but somehow I had expected something different upon reading the name MHORGEN. Definitely not pretty energetic Hard Rock. Well, to have no information about the band whatsoever and a homepage that is completely in Italian doesn’t really help either and opens the gates to speculations of any kind.
The intro “Nightfall“ already hints at a not so hefty direction and right after “Hardrenalyn” shows us what MHORGEN have put onto their banner. And that does not sound bad, starting out with a good guitar lead the Italians set out pretty swiftly, with melodic, if not fully matured vocals, just good Hard Rock. And also the admittedly weirdly titled “The Dance Of The Blue Jeans Bourbon Cowboy“ can look upon a comparable sound, although here, too, it is the vocals that cannot really fully convince.
“Where The Sunshine Never Fades“ is more slow paced, while “Punk Floyd“ (with Italian lyrics, btw) has got nothing to do with Punk or PINK FLOYD, but rather offers energetic Hard Rock and the closing “Wild” is mid paced again, with a few quieter passages.
All in all not a bad start for MHORGEN, even though the boys still have quite some work ahead of them, but who likes catchy, easy going Hard Rock and can live with not so strong vocals, can check out the band, not enough for big achievements yet, though. (Online June 13, 2004)