will always have to try to top their critically acclaimed debut album and with
good reason; "Unruly Child" is a milestone in AOR and is one the few albums that
have stood the test of time. The band that disbanded more than 16 years ago:
Marcie Michelle Free (Vocals - King Kobra, Signal), Bruce Gowdy (Guitars - Stone
Fury, World Trade), Guy Allison (Keyboards - Lodgic, World Trade, Doobie
Brothers), Jay Schellen (Drums - Hurricane, World Trade, Asia), and Larry
Antonino (Bass - Ambrosia, Air Supply) have fortunately now joined forces once
that Unruly Child would have been huge today had this album been the
follow up to their debut album and hadn't the whole grunge thing ruined the
metal scene, but no more speculating... Unruly Child really isn't
Unruly Child without Marcie Michelle Free (Mark Free prior to her gender
change) and her voice is the main reason why this album rocks! Her style isn't
as dramatic, but more refined nowadays and takes this album to higher levels.
is pretty much back to basics; mix the energy of Tesla, the catchiness of White
Lion and Bad English with the traditional rhythms of Led Zeppelin and you might
get a hint of what Unruly Child sounds like today, but they have clearly
put their own stamp on this album as well. The song writing is impeccable;
filled with brilliant hook-lines, catchy choruses, amazing guitar leads and
everything is wrapped in a first class production, even the cover artwork by
Hugh Syme is brilliant.
are changing, and maybe the time isn't for this kind of melodic hard rock any
longer? I really don't care because this has all the trademarks and virtues that
made the scene so explosive in the late 80s and early 90s. 2010 has been very
kind to the fans of that era and "Worlds Collide" belongs among the absolute
best of the best, trying to capture the past in today's musical landscape.
comeback makes sense to me, and I am sure this will quickly grow into a fan
favourite, just like the debut album!