Slamer has been a major part of the melodic rock scene for more than 30
years, from the early days in City Boy - first album was released in
1976, thru the days together with vocalist Steve Walsh in Streets in the
early 80's, a band he formed after moving to L.A. He went on to compose and produce for such bands and artists as Warrant,
Fiona, House of Lords and James Christian just to name a few. Later on
he was a big part of Steelhouse Lane, who released 2 great melodic rock albums: 'Metallic Blue' (1998) and
'Slaves to the
' (1999). After Steelhouse Lane he went on and joined ranks with his former Streets band mate
Billy Greer in Seventh Key, playing on and co-writing 2 studio albums.
'Nowhere Land' he has finally decided to create his own band using his
name to launch this attack on the melodic rock scene. Terry Brock (Strangeways,
The Sign) is handling the vocals with brilliance on this awe striking
album. This is a wet dream for fans of melodic rock, and is in my humble
opinion the best melodic rock album since the 2 Steelhouse Lane albums
and Harem Scarem's 'Weight of the World', and doesn't have to hide from
genre highlights like the first Hardline album or Magnum's 'On a
Storytellerís Night' - yeah it's that good!
excellent produced songs, great melodic choruses and choirs, brilliant
guitar leads, a very tight rhythm section and Terry Brock delivers his
best work to date. So what more can you ask for in a melodic rock album?
Nothing really, this album possesses all the qualities needed to become
a genre classic!
songs do not stick to the 'normal' melodic formula, most the songs
passes the 5 minutes mark, there's even a slight progressive and heavy
edge to some the songs, but don't worry - the melody is always what
comes first on this album.
I can only strongly recommend this brilliant piece of
melodic rock to fans, who count the above mentioned albums among their
favourites or anyone, who just want to experience the melodic rock highlight of