Edguy on estrogen. That sums up Gotthard nicely for me.
Gotthard is a Swiss hard rock band whose last ten albums have all charted at number one. That's quite a feather for their cap even though the only other Swiss band I know of is Krokus. I didn't even notice the band's name was a sexual euphemism at first, but as I did while watching their added CD video, I knew where the band was aiming their appeal--women. Steve Lee has a good rock voice, styled close to David Coverdale or a Joe Lynn Turner who sounds good on everything. The riffs are moderately edgy with ultra smooth choruses centering around relationships. It all goes down easy, too easy like a vanilla shake with no other flavors to entice and stretch the palette. Don't expect any aggression or harsh sounds here. For fans of Bon Jovi and pretty-boy AOR 80s rock without any sleeze.
Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details