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Release Date:
7th July 2017
Record Label:
Frontiers Records
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I still have a very fine recollection of my first exposure to Ten, back when I bought their second album The Name of the Rose in 1996. Not many hard rock albums stood out that year, or metal albums for that matter, but one album I kept going back to over and over was Ten’s sophomore album, and they followed it up the equally strong The Robe in 1997.

Many fine albums followed and even though they’ve never reached the same level of the aforementioned albums they have still not released a bad album. And studio album number thirteen is no slouch either, it’s actually one of the best Ten albums ever, fairly close to The Name of the Rose and The Robe!

Mainstay in the band has always been Gary Hughes, who takes care of most of the song writing, the production as well as the lead vocals. And he has a very recognizable signature sound and style; as a solo artist, in Ten or as song writer for Bob Catley (Magnum), you’ll easily pick out his influence.

Like we are used to the whole experience is first class; another exemplary cover, first class hard rock songs, a well balanced production and skilled musicians are just some of the ingredients that make this an extremely fine hard rock release.

For Ten and hard rock fans of all ages… cool disc!


01. The Grail (8:06)
02. Jekyll and Hyde (4:41)
03. Travellers (5:11)
04. A Man for All Seasons (7:00)
05. In My Dreams (5:08)
06. The Wild King of Winter (6:13)
07. Paragon (4:50)
08. Welcome to the Freak Show (5:35)
09. La Luna Dra-Cu-La (5:31)
10. Into Darkness (5:42)

Playing Time: 58:01

Gary Hughes – Vocals
Dann Rosingana - Guitar
Steve Grocott - Guitar
John Halliwell – Guitar
Steve Mckenna - Bass
Max Yates - Drums
Darrel Treece-Birch - Keyboards

Kenn Jensen
About Kenn Jensen 434 Articles
When I kicked this site off back in 2003, I had no idea that it would turn into what it has become. I am very proud of what we've done and achieved over the years. Musically I have a soft spot for 80s inspired hard rock, but my favourite music and bands are all to be found in the progressive universe these days.

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