Well, what do we have here?? Pleasure Maker is a new Brazilian hardrock act that just released their debut album. Like the bandname and album title you can imagine that this will take you back to the 80s and that?s true. These guys deliver 80s hardrock with a touch of glam where bands like Danger Danger, Winger, White Lion, Autograph and Firehouse in mind. But hold your breath, Love On The Rocks is not in the same league as the mentioned bands ,but they do it very good with a good production, hooks and melodies with the 80s sound in the front. There are a couple of really good songs like "Just Thinkin? About U", "Hard 2 Say Goodbye", "Stay With Me" and "Give It All" that are standout tracks on the album. But still I would want to hear more songs with even bigger hooks and memorable choruses with that hit in your face feeling over them, sure these songs are good but I miss the real highlights of the album.
Most of the songs on the album are Ok without that extra touch. The singer C. Marshall has a very typical voice taken from the 80s and reminds sometimes of Mike Matijevic of Steelheart that did two albums in the early 90s. But the mainman of this album is the guitarist Alex Meister that has produced and written all the songs together with C. Marshall and he takes out some impressive riffs on the album. I hope to see a 2nd album from these Brazilian rockers because this debut album is very well done but misses the real heights. Nice but without shining out to a wider horizon. Now I?m looking forward to the next one.