Night Ranger
Hole in the Sun
Style: Melodic Hard Rock
Release date: April 20th 2007

NIGHT RANGER is back! The powerhouse, the legend, the institution in Melodic Rock! 

American phenomenon NIGHT RANGER, widely regarded as “kings” among AOR-fans, re-united back in 1996 and never really managed to live up to their reign of stardom of the 80s. Although not having released anything directly bad, they just sounded like trying too hard to re-invent themselves. 

Well, this new album sees the band in a splendid mixture of their newfound qualities and their old-school hit-formula which caused widespread acclaim back in the day. 

This album will never top “Big Life” or “Man in Motion” but in its own right, this release has more to offer than most modern releases! 

The pleasant guitar onslaught from Watson and Gillis is as fabulous as ever and Blades and Keagy do what they’ve always been best at – writing hit orientated melody lines! 

They’ve added GREAT WHITE keyboardist, Michael Lardie, to the line-up and this seems to have been a clever decision! 

Some songs seem pretty destined for oblivion and others bear that classic sound which will ensure “stardom”. 

A really, really fine example of veterans doin’ what they’re best at and delivering with full conviction!      

Label: Frontiers Records
Provided by: Zink Music
Distribution: Bonnier/Amigo
Artwork rating: 43/100
Reviewed by: Janus 'The Jack' Lybro
Date: April 9th 2007