W.E.T. – RISE UP

wet_sophomore

Released 22nd February 2013 on Frontiers

The WET debut was a highlight. Rarely do record company sponsored “all star” projects live up to expectations. WET transcended them with a killer album.

Can they maintain the quality on their sophomore effort?

Well… yes and no. Sure, the production and performances are beyond reproach once again. And there’s some killer songs present, like big ballad “Still Believe In Us”. But it also feels less fresh. Less spontaneous? A song like “Still Unbroken” is cliched filler.

Maybe it’s because this time around there’s no surprise. Maybe it’s me being grumpy. In either case, I’m not as bowled over as I was in 2009.

Don’t get me wrong, this is a good melodic hard rock/AOR album by anyone’s standards.  But after the debut, I guess I expected more.

Rating – 83%
Review by Sancho

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