of all, don’t expect any neck injuries due to excessive headbangin’
Now you’re warned!
So if you seek Heavy Metal or even just Hard Rock you needn’t read any
further cos’ this is truly one of the softest album I’ve heard in
Briley is rather unknown to me but apparently he’s been writing hits
for the big shots for more than a decade now. He has song credits with
artists like Celine Dion, Michael Bolton, Nana Mousskouri, Kenny Loggins
& *NSYNC just to name a few!
Clearly he’s a talented musician, especially in the song pennin’
department but aside from that, he doesn’t really move me here on this
Musically we’re drifting along clichéd radio-friendly song structures
with occasional rockers appearing once in a while. Yes, this sounds like
any other rock band being exposed to the world via commercial radio
stations nowadays. Nothing really stands out and I really need my daily
injection of “goose-bumps-material” right now! :-)
combined talents playing here on this album could, arguably, have
reached higher ground had they strayed just a little bit from that
worn-down pattern of hit song writing.
you’re into well produced but overly commercial Melodic Rock stuff
then this will probably hit ta high note inside of you, but personally I
really need more “fire power”, even from an AOR band!