Voices of Rock II
High & Mighty
Rating
Style: Melodic Rock
Release date: August 28th 2009
 

The Voices of Rock project created by Chris Lausmann (Bonfire, Jaded Heart) and Michael Voss (Mad Max, Michael Schenker) offers another plethora of great vocalists: Rob Rock (Driver, Impellitteri, Joshua), Joe Lynn Turner (ex-Deep Purple, ex-Rainbow), Mitch Malloy, David Reece (ex-Accept/Bangalore Choir), Bert Heerink (ex-Vandenberg), Torben Schmidt (Ex-Skagarack), Paul Sabu (Sabu, Only Child), Tony Martin (ex-Black Sabbath, The Cage, Giuntini), Paul Shortino (ex-Quiet Riot/Rough Cutt) and Tony Mills (TNT, Shy) are the chosen ones for the second coming of Voices of Rock.

While the first part wasn't a bad effort I thought the magic was missing, which isn't the case on this album. It offers us catchy rockers, up-tempo steamrollers and melodic ballads, some first class vocal performances and a flawless production. Each song seems to be right for the particular vocalist and the diversity in singing styles makes this album versatile and exciting.

Not every flame burns equally bright but that does not take an ounce away from the fact that this is a very good melodic rock album with plenty to offer. Smoking hot catchy rockers sung by some of the best the genre has to offer...


Tracklist

01. Tony Martin - Into the Light
02. Bert Heerink - Shame on You
03. Joe Lynn Turner Tonight
04. Paul Shortino - Rock Me
05. Rob Rock - Remember Me
06. Mitch Malloy - Lay You Down to Rest
07. Tony Mills - In the Heart of the Young
08. David Reece - Dirty Games
09. Paul Sabu - Down the Drain
10. Torben Schmidt - Only 4 Ever

Label: Metal Heaven
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Kenn Jensen
Date: August 25th 2009
Website: www.myspace.com/voicesofrock