Maybe it’s a sacred cow sort of thing. I know that Spread Eagle has long been one of those bands that never quite achieved the level of success as some of their far less deserving peers (they always had better songs) and both of these albums are held in such high regard that nothing was ever going to satisfy the diehard lifelong fans. I feel like the biggest change, outside of being a little darker, is the vocals are a bit different, but you can still tell it is Ray West, he’s just not singing in the same fashion as before.
Seems like yesterday I was giving you the heads up about a brand new band set to take over the scene, The Defiants. Featuring three members of various incarnations of Danger Danger, their debut was a brilliant display of melodic supremacy.
if you have ever been a fan of Neal Morse, you will likely love this album. It honestly feels like the most Spocks Beard album he’s recorded since leaving the band…
If melodic Hard Rock ever became en vogue again, Hardline could easily ride that wave to the top.
Their latest is called DeterminUs and is a genre-crossing stunner. Parts Power, parts AOR, parts Prog for good measure, and even a couple scoops of 70’s era Metal (think Rainbow)
Bless you, Frontiers for bringing this band back to the forefront. Fortune II is such an excellent album and the perfect accompaniment to their debut, despite such a time span between them
If Spirits of Fire the album doesn’t force you to break out the leather studded armbands, the patch adorned denim vest and propel you to throw the horns up and bang your head, then you might want to check your pulse, because you might be dead.
Released by: Frontiers Records Release Date: January 25th, 2019 Genre: Melodic Rock Links: Facebook Line Up: Toby Hitchcock: VocalsDaniel Flores: All Keyboards and DrumsMichael Palace: Guitars and BassYngve “Vinnie” Strömberg: Drums and Percussion Tracklist: 1.No Surrender2.Promise Me3.Show Me How To Live4.Behind The Lies5.Fighting For My Life6.Serenity7.Queen Untouchable8.Gift Of Flight9.Don’t Leave10.This Is Our World11.Someone Like You […]
Patina is definitely more in line with the bluesier Badlands style while retaining some of the heavier more modern trappings of the last album.