‘Still Chained’ by MASS is a compilation of re-recordings is substantial enough that hardcore fans of the band shouldn’t be disappointed with the new life that’s been delivered to them – and for anyone not familiar with the band, they should also enjoy these hard rocking, kick ass classic tracks dispatched with passion and new enthusiasm.
How I ever doubted this album’s greatness, I’ll never know. I’ve said it before: sometimes an album catches you at the wrong time.
If this album isn’t at the top or at least in many Top 5 of the year lists I will be shocked. In a year of some standout releases, Groundbreaker with their s/t debut is pulling no punches and hopefully giving the fans of melodic rock not just another one off project..
If you enjoy more melodic, pop-oriented Prog Rock, 3.2’s The Rules Have Changed should fit the bill. Berry took to the task of filling some spots for some legendary figures and came out shining like a star.
Pekka has to duck and weave like the best of boxers at times to avoid Jason’s bass neck as it whirls around mid air
The new album, simply entitled ‘XIII’, is the next example of this move. ‘XIII’ comprises of 12 songs, all of them anchored in the fields of melodic rock.
Surprise additions to the set seem to be all the rage and after the inclusion of the two tracks in Dare’s set to keep the fans happy, FM followed suit.
Somehow the band Perfect Plan fell under my radar (hell, wasn’t even on it,) until I saw some friends discuss it on Facebook. It so happened that those talking about had tastes much in line with mine, so I saw it hadn’t been reviewed so I snagged it.
The current line up of the band, one that has now celebrated its tenth anniversary feels like perhaps the most accomplished one to date.
W.E.T.’s Earthrage is a highly anticipated album for the fans of the band and should be a top desire by fans of melodic hard rock.