Together with veterans James Pulli (bass), Rob Rock (vocals) and
drummer John Dette, Chris recorded I think his 10th album since his first
release in 1988. With Rob on vocals you are certain that the singing part is
good with his warm hardrock sounding voice. It is to Chris his credit that he
again succeeded in writing real songs with refrains and a head and a tail. With
his skills he also could have chosen for a freaky 'look who is the real and
fastest guitar player in the world' album.
music is a mix of hardrock/heavy metal with a lot of neo-classical elements.
Sometimes some shredding/riffing in Zakk Wylde style passes by like in "Face the
Enemy', but a lot of resemblances with songs we know from Yngwie can also
be found. The high speed guitar solos of Chris in indeed Yngwie style see
to it that it all sounds very familiar. In general I have to conclude that there
aren't a lot of original riffs, refrains and solos on this album, but the songs
are all well written and that makes this album a welcome melodic hardrocking
metal cd. Fans of the fast and furious solos will also find enough to enjoy.
Nothing really new, but who cares when it is executed so well!