Shakra – High Noon

  • 8/10
    Shakra - High Noon - 8/10


AFM Records
Release date: January 22, 2016

User Review
6/10 (1 vote)

Almost twenty years and ten albums, that is the current score of one of Switzerland’s finest rockers, Shakra. As a constant in Swiss Rock and considerable success in their home country it is difficult to understand why their high quality Hard Rock never really made it outside Switzerland, but maybe that is going to change now. High Noon is a fine release that is definitely in the top third of Shakra’s discography to date. With uptempo tracks like the first single “Hello” and “The Storm”, cool rockers like “Watch Me Burn” or “Around The World”, even containing a good ballad, the album delivers everything that one can expect from a Hard Rock album today. Only occasionally the band acts too generic like in ‘Raise Your Hands’, but that is easily made up by no less than 10 excellent rock songs to nod your head to and sing along with.


  • Frank Jaeger

    Frank was a reviewer here at Metal Express Radio, based out of Bavaria, Germany. He has worked in the games industry for more than 20 years, now on the manufacturing side, before on the publishing end. Before this, he edited and handled the layout for a city mag in northern Germany ... maybe that is why he love being part of anything published. Frank got hooked on Metal at the age of 14 when a friend introduced him to AC/DC. They were listening to The Beatles, Madness, and The Police, and he decided they should move on. Well, they did, Back in Black became Frank's first Metal album, and since Germany is reasonably close to England, they had some small New Waves Of British Heavy Metal washing up on their shores: Tygers Of Pan Tang, Samson, Gillan, Iron Maiden, Saxon, Sweet Savage, Diamond Head, etc. If he had to pick his favorite styles, Prog and Power Metal would be at the top of the list.

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1 Comment

  1. I am really excited, to hear an album- that will again be made out of “more or less” swiss steel. 😀

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