Martin Briley
It comes in Waves

Release date: October 20th 2006
MTM Music
Provided by: Zink Music
Distribution: Bonnier Amigo
Melodic Rock

Rating: 55/100
Cover artwork rating:
Reviewed by:
The Jack
October 7th 2006

First of all, don’t expect any neck injuries due to excessive headbangin’ here…:-)
Now you’re warned!
So if you seek Heavy Metal or even just Hard Rock you needn’t read any further cos’ this is truly one of the softest album I’ve heard in years!  

Martin Briley is rather unknown to me but apparently he’s been writing hits for the big shots for more than a decade now. He has song credits with artists like Celine Dion, Michael Bolton, Nana Mousskouri, Kenny Loggins & *NSYNC just to name a few!
Clearly he’s a talented musician, especially in the song pennin’ department but aside from that, he doesn’t really move me here on this MTM release.
Musically we’re drifting along clichéd radio-friendly song structures with occasional rockers appearing once in a while. Yes, this sounds like any other rock band being exposed to the world via commercial radio stations nowadays. Nothing really stands out and I really need my daily injection of “goose-bumps-material” right now! :-)

The combined talents playing here on this album could, arguably, have reached higher ground had they strayed just a little bit from that worn-down pattern of hit song writing.  

If you’re into well produced but overly commercial Melodic Rock stuff then this will probably hit ta high note inside of you, but personally I really need more “fire power”, even from an AOR band!