GOTUS

(SWITZERLAND)

GOTUS

(2024)
LABEL:

FRONTIERS RECORDS

GENRE:

MELODIC HARD ROCK

TAGS:
80's, Bluesy, Easy-Listening
"Gathered around Ronnie Romero, members of Krokus and Gotthard give birth to a Gotus that reminds the Whitesnake of yesteryear."
LYNOTT (15.01.2024)  
4/5
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Gotus, a newcomer to the melodic hard rock scene, hails from Switzerland. It features members or ex-members of Krokus and Gotthard, led by Ronnie Romero. With this eponymous album, the prolific frontman's new promised land has come up with an opus that is likely to live long in the memories of Whitesnake fans, as the eleven tracks offered are so reminiscent of Coverdale's band.

The tracks on this feel-good production are nostalgically 80's, without the feeling of outdated works, and will easily appeal to hard rockers deprived by the Whitesnake's albums of yesteryear. Romero gives it his all and comes closer to mimicking Coverdale's vocals than Jorn Lande ever did in his heyday. It has to be said that the bluesy aspects of the product are a big help, as are the heavy, unifying assaults of Mandy Meyer's six-string. Packed with feeling and efficiency, combining quiet moments and riff avalanches worthy of Black Country Communion, the compositions follow on from one another with no let-up.

Fundamentally classic, but with an edge of class, this debut combines respectful traditionalism with a modernism that erases any sense of predictability or weariness. From thundering heavy rock tracks to seductive mid-tempi, Gotus hits the bull's eye every time. The magnificent 'Children Of The Night' appears as light as a sentimental breeze with its dry guitar arpeggios, and the muscular 'Beware Of The Fire' is very dynamic. The shadow of Deep Purple appears on 'Take Me To The Mountain' and the AOR approach of 'Without Your Love' is seductive before, on the final track, a bouncy, keyboard-laden 'On The Dawn Of Tomorrow' finishes the job.

Ronnie Romero hasn't always made the most convincing choices on his many recent albums, but few would argue that he's made a mistake here. There's no denying that with this first opus, Gotus has embarked on an adventure that should appeal to a large number of hard/metal lovers.
- Official website
SIMILAR BANDS:
GOTTHARD, WHITESNAKE

TRACK LISTING:
01. Take Me To The Mountain
02. Beware Of The Fire
03. Love Will Find Its Way
04. Undercover
05. Weekend Warriors
06. Children Of The Night
07. When The Rain Comes
08. Without Your Love
09. What Comes Around Goes Around
10. Reason To Live
11. On The Dawn Of Tomorrow

LINEUP:
Mandy Meyer: Guitares
Pat Aeby: Batterie
Ronnie Romero: Chant
Tony Castell: Basse
   
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LYNOTT
30/01/2024
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Et bonne santé itou ! :
KINGEDDIE
29/01/2024
 
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@Lynott
Bonne année à toi aussi !
Pour Gotus, passe moi l'expression "tous les gotus /goûts -sont dans la nature "
LYNOTT
29/01/2024
  0
Pour avoir discuté du sujet avec quelques connaissances, je peux dire que je n'ai pas eu de retours négatifs. Mais chaque commentaire se respecte, même si je trouve ici que la sévérité des propos n'est pas méritée.
KINGEDDIE
28/01/2024
 
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Parfois les mariages ne sont pas très assortis : c’est un peu le cas de Got-Us, même si les intentions sont bonnes, le résultat est assez médiocre, même avec la présence du micro d’or,alias Ronnie Romero …les mélodies sont peu prégnantes,les orchestrations très transparentes, l’entame “Take me to the mountain” est étrangement faiblarde, bref à part un “Children of the night” sortant un peu des sentiers battus, tout le reste sent le réchauffé…c'est un peu le problème quand on veut faire du neuf avec du vieux, c'est risqué...tant d’espoir sur le papier et au final,un rendez-vous manqué….
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