Return to Evermore

Release date: August 25th 2006
Frontiers Records
Provided by: Zink Music
Distribution: Bonnier Amigo
Melodic Hard Rock

Rating: 75/100
Reviewed by:
Kenn Jensen
July 15th 2006

This album was original released back in august 2004 on the Avalon label, but was very hard to get hold of. And Frontiers Records has thankfully decided to re-release it at mid price. I still stand by my views and rating from back then:

Gary Hughes is synonymous with Ten, especially now that Vinny Burns has left the band. And with "Return to Evermore" - Ten album number seven - he manages to capture some of the magic from their early albums like: "The Name of the Rose" or "The Robe" - something that I felt they were missing on their last couple of albums: "Babylon" and "Far Beyond the World".

After his side project "Once and Future King" a 2 part rock opera, released last year (2003), he is returning with a very strong album with the familiar mixture of AOR, melodic metal and hard rock that made them a well known name in melodic metal in the mid-90's. 70 minutes of very good melodic metal is on offer here - 13 tracks, an excellent production, great melodic songs and Gary's great voice - what more can you ask for, if you are a fan of Ten?

Nothing - all I can say is: Welcome back!

Recommended tracks: "Apparition", "Evermore" and "Strangers in the Night".