I am impressed by the fans of the melodic rock genre that are loyal to all releases that are coming out, I mean we have Frontiers Music that releases 4-5 albums every month and that´s just one record label out of a handful in Europe that focuses on melodic rock. They might not sell a million copies like in the heyday of AOR in the 80´s when Foreigner, ToTo and Journey were huge, but they still sell enough to keep the label going.
The Nights from Finland is another new band that has that typical modern AOR-ish sound, you know with heavy metal guitars, disco drums and 80´s choruses. You know the drill, we´ve heard it before and The Nights aren´t really here to reinvent the wheel either. I miss the great lost art of pink-and-fluffy AOR because now it´s just about a wall of sound. Perhaps I´m just and old and grumpy since I have many friends that truly appreciates this kind of music.
The genre has evolved into something that I´m no friend of but on the other hand, I´m glad melodic rock is still around alive and kicking. Highlights : I will never stop loving you, We can rule the world