When the whole album needed to catch its breath Magnus himself takes on centre stage and performs “We Are The night” which is the best song so far without a doubt.
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The dips are here and there and there is no song that I will remember after reviewing this album.
Anyways, if you’re looking for some high quality melodic rock/AOR from 2020, look no further. This album will fulfill most of your urges
Excuse me all. I need to go and calm down. This hour has been such an adrenaline rush and it feels like I just witnessed the band on stage and not listening to a record.
Well, if you like me where hoping for a progressive pomp rock return, you will be disappointed but if you like musicals, ballads, classic rock and Dennis voice you will probably love it.
Dennis sings with the best of ém. He´s a bit of a mix between Ronnie Atkins (Pretty Maids) and Marcie Free (Unruly Child, Signal) and second track, the sublime “The First Time” indeed sounds like the lovechild of Pretty Maids and Unruly Child.
I enjoy it all the way, but can’t really find any new classics to shake my foundations. It’s just all right, basic nice rock music without any big flaws. Which of course isn’t bad at all, really, just not that extraordinary.
In some way I felt Anette was a bit misplaced in Nightwish, she might not have been given the chance either but here I feel that she felt she had a chance for a revenge and returned with a very convincing performance.
Fallen passes through and sounds good and decent, but then it fades away and I can’t remember that much about it at all. After four spins, there are no songs I can hum along to and few titles I recognize when I take a look at the song list. I think that says quite a lot.
Robin McAuley (McAuley Schenker Group), guitarist Reb Beach (Winger, Whitesnake), bassist Jeff Pilson (Foreigner, The End Machine, ex-Dokken), and drummer Matt Starr (Ace Frehley, Mr. Big) is a quartet capable of making music.
They call themselves Revolution Saints and it’s now time for the third album from this trio, which is good, sometimes really good.
I am very happy when my fears of a complete disaster or close to it is thrown out of the window. The album is like an old cold slow starting car.
To me, the production holds the songs back, and the result is nothing more than just okay. But still, okay is okay, and so I think this album is all right, even though I had hoped for a little more.
I am totally floored from now on. You would NOT want to miss this if melodic rock is your cup of morning coffee.
Laying on the floor grasping for some kind of “there must be something bad about this record” feeling I give up totally. If you are into metal as described above, it is a must to buy this one.
Overall, this is quite a standard album in a long line of AOR albums released from label Frontiers and nothing really sticks out about it. But still, I quite like it. The songs are good enough and the overall vibe is nice.