W.E.T.
Wet
Rating
Style: Melodic Rock
Release date: November 6th 2009
 

W.E.T. is an acronym for the bands Work Of Art, Eclipse & Talisman. In other words: three of the leading names on the Swedish AOR/melodic hard rock scene. And thatís actually it. You take the three aforementioned bands and mix it all up. There you go, a brilliant album! 

ÖIs it just me or was that EXACTLY what you expected too? I mean, it seems a bit too predictable to me. The fact that W.E.T. also adds a rich lather of that old JOURNEY-cream is a bit too much. Weíve heard this a million times before. Nothing new under the sun. Nada! 

Were it not for those beautiful lungs of Jeff Scott Soto and that utterly professional musicianship, I could have devoured this album in the same manner as I devour most albums sounding this way; it tastes good but you donít crave a second portion, if you get my drift. The band, however, belongs to the top of the Frontiers roster when it comes to performance. The music itself is, as I hint at, nothing out of the ordinary. 

I had high hopes for this release. I wish Frontiers had moulded something new into being, something earth-shattering like an all-star collaboration of historical proportions. 

Well, maybe next time!


Tracklist

01. Invincible (3:50)
02. One Love (3:56)
03. Brothers In Arms (4:46)
04. Come Down Like Rain (4:41)
)05. Running From The Heartache (4:27)
06. I'll Be There (4:44)
07. Damage Is Done (3:25)
08. Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is( 3:13)
09. One Day At A Time (5:02)
10. Just Go (4:25)
11. My Everything (3:19)
12. If I Fall (6:09)

Label: Frontiers Records
Promotion: Zink Music
Distribution: Bonnier/Amigo (Denmark)
Artwork rating: 88/100
Reviewed by: The Jack
Date: October 22nd 2009
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