Style: Melodic Rock / AOR
Release date: February 20th 2009

The core of Balance is no spring chickens to the New York rock scene: guitarist Bob Kulick, singer Peppy Castro and keyboardist Doug Katsaros are all established members and have been a big part for more than 30 years. Balance has released have two albums prior to this comeback album: 'Balance' in 1981 and 'In for the Count' in 1982, both on the Portrait label. Those albums gained them a reputation as a band that should be considered as equals to acts like Toto, Journey, Foreigner or Survivor, in style, sound and quality.

This is classic 80's melodic rock with all the virtues that are mandatory, and they stay faithful to the traditions and sound of the period, naturally wrapped in a modern production, but everything else is kept in the old school way of rock.

Some might say that train left the station a long time ago; on the other hand it is also refreshing to hear a band devoted to traditions and staying true to the style and sound they started out with so long ago.

They do not stick out in any way, and are no better or worse than any of the bands mentioned above. A middle of road kind of thing, and an album that should appeal to fans of the classic sounds of the early 80's melodic rock / AOR scene. 'Equilibrium' offers eleven well crafted and produced melodic rock songs, but is a bit too safe for me, but it is still an acceptable outing from Balance.

01. Twist of Fate
02. Breathe
03. Old Friends
04. What Have U Done
05. Winner Takes All
06. Crazy Little Suzie
07. Liar
08. Walk Away
09. Who You Gonna Love
10. Forever
11. Where the Rainbow Ends
Label: Frontiers Records
Promotion: Zink Music
Distribution: Bonnier/Amigo (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Kenn Jensen
Date: January 11th 2009
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