Released on: Frontiers Records. Release date: Available now.
Over the past decade or so, the ‘yellow and black attack’ men have been kind of back and forth with their reunions, but I hope now that they are firmly back together for good, even if Michael has been doing his own solo thing in parallel of late.
What the heck, why shouldn’t he?!
This is an absolute gem and they have really outdone themselves in my opinion, well maybe one track that I’m still not 100% sold on, but maybe that’s because it’s really pretty much too metal like. Yes, I know ..., I know ...
The rest of the album really shows some top class melodic hard rock of the very finest variety!
I mean seriously, I have found when I put this on in the car, I just don't want to stop playing it and find myself singing along all the time!
A great solid melodic rocker with a sweet solo!
Just love the song's overall groove and the whole band’s sound is great and once more a very fine solo!
Love the passionate scream of the chorus line and the drumming is just so tight, almost (Judas) Priest like guitar sound, I would just love to jam this tune, wonderful! Totally rocks out!
Is it just me or are there moments when Michael Sweet sings, where he’s not unlike Dennis DeYoung?
Love the harmony guitar parts, beautiful and again, Michael’s voice, just great!
I really can’t say enough about how wonderful the guitar solo work on this album is throughout and of course there’s more of that here. Very slick!
This track is just complete magic for me and is without doubt my favourite here, wonderful in every way!
As cheesy perhaps as the title may be considered, it’s a really strong chorus once again. Another winner!
‘Water Into Wine’ of course derives from the bible verse, but it’s a very strong hard melodic rocker indeed, with as much passion and groove as anything here, perhaps even if it may give a little nod here and there to classic early Def Leppard.
Big chanting choruses of course, no real solo here although guitars are howling throughout!
Monster closer, love it!
There is apparently a special edition also available, with a bonus DVD that includes two music videos – ‘No More Hell To Pay’ and ‘Sympathy’ – and a documentary on the making of the album which I wish I had, but ah well.
Rating: 4.75 out of 5