Sjak : Xtasy is a Spanish female fronted melodic rock band founded in 2011, which are up to their second full-length studio album with this ‘Second Chance’, after having released their debut ‘Revolution’ in 2014. This new record was already available since March of 2017, but it has been picked up and re-released now (with an extra bonus track) by the new German record label The Junction. I have totally missed the debut album ‘Revolution’, but judging what kind of song material they are offering on this ‘Second Chance’, it still makes a lot of sense to go out an purchase this one.
The band is creating many easy listening melodic rock tunes with a prominent role for the fresh guitar riffs of both guitar players Jorge Olloqui and Chema Herrero and the great vocals of the beautiful looking female singer Silvia Idoate. It would take things way too far to immediately name Xtasy as a top act in the genre, but the band certainly shows that they have potential. Tracks like the single ‘Into The Fire’, the very catchy ‘Under The Gun’ and the very beautiful ballad ‘Fallen Angels’ will definitely be to the liking of the fans of this music style and as a matter of fact that accounts for the complete album as there’s not really a weak moment to be found.
I must say that my first acquaintance with Xtasy has been a good experience and if you dig eighties melodic rock, this ‘Second Chance’ will definitely not disappoint you. For me this album is quite a positive surprise and therefore I’m quite curious how this band will develop further in the future.