Out now on Frontiers Records
After his excellent performance on Giant’s “Promise Land” album I was looking forward to this solo album by former Kansas and Strangeways singer Terry Brock.
The album is a collaboration with Mike Slamer, who will be no unknown to fans of melodic rock. Streets, Steelhouse Lane and a solo album with… Terry Brock on vocals are but a couple of his claims to fame. Together with drummer Andy Bigan, this duo serve us a selection of classic AOR tracks. Flawlessly executed, polished to a mirror-like sheen but unfortunately also a bit anonymous.
Among the standout tracks are “Jessie’s Gone”, the heavy “No More Mr Nice Guy” and “Face In The Crowd”, which has an exceptional solo. Haunting ballad “The Rain” deserves mention as well.
If you’re looking for innovation this isn’t the album for you. If you’re looking for a selection of catchy melodic rock tunes, performed by world-class musicians, you need to check this one out.
Rating – 85%
Review by Sancho