Power of Metal.dk Review

Michael Thompson Band
Future Past
Style: Hard Rock
Release date: 24 February, 2012
Playing time: 51:02

Well educated studio musicians with a high class vocalist in Larry King got together in this fabulous production from Mr Thompson. And the result is: Michael Thompson Band's album 'Future Past'.

This is pure AOR / West coast rock with all the compulsory aspects that this genre requires: amazing vocals, rhythmic melodies and completely gorgeous instrumentalists and well written songs. The flawless production is overwhelming and even if I like much harder rock tunes, I can appreciate good musical craftsmanship, just as M.T.B offers on this piece of art.

'High Times' is a classic rock track with chic melodies, fresh guitar chords and great singing. Best song on the album is the rockier song 'Can't Be Right' with tougher choruses, stiffer guitars and a guitar solo which gave me Goosebumps of joy. Michael Thompson Band cruises nice and elegantly their way through the songs and leaves me with a desire for some harder tracks that should break the highly polished surface, which can be a little too cheerful.

'Future Past' is overall a mature AOR album for fans of the softer American melodic rock genre. On drums: Khari Parker and Alan Berliant on bass are the other members in Michael Thompson Band.

Simply a nice album for melodic rock fans.

01. High Times
Can´t Be Right
Future Past
When You Love Someone
Here I Am
Beautiful Mystery
Break Me Down
End Game
Gypsy Road
Can't Miss
Fight For Your Life
Label: Frontiers Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Artwork rating: 72/100 (Optional)
Reviewed by: Patrik Skoglund
Date: 8 February, 2012
Website: www.frontiers.it