|Following the death of guitarist Steve Harris, thus putting an end to the band Shy, former member Alan Kelly decided to carry on and create his own band called Seven Hard Years, using the acronym 7HY. Their debut album, 2014’s No Place In Heaven filled the void left by Shy and now they are back with their follow-up "Stories We Tell". The majority of the music is provided by Kelly, supplying guitar, drums, keyboards, and a good amount of bass, while the vocals are performed by Livesay/Final Sign vocalist Shawn Pelata. There are several guest appearances including Dave Martin of Marshall Law supplying some guitar. Though 7HY and Shy share members and a common genre, beyond that 7HY manages to carry on where Shy left off without being a carbon copy. The songs are deeply rooted in melodic rock, but delivered in a heavier way without going totally metal. For melodic hard rock fans that like the heavy delivery, 7HY’s Stories We Tell mhits your sweet spot.