NIGHT BY NIGHT - Night By Night (Review)

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BOTTOM LINE
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39 minutes long and not one second of wasted space. It’s all killer no filler for the Night By Night debut.
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94%
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TRACK LISTING
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Time To Escape
Holding Onto Holding On
Can't Walk Away
Everywhere Tonight
Siren
A Thousand Lies
It's Not faith
The Moment
If Only
Never Die Again
Produced By: 
Romesh Dodangoda & NxN
Release Date: 
2014
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Europe
Musical Style: 
Melodic Hard Rock
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94
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Sun Hill Productions
British melodic rockers Night By Night have been hailed as the future of this aging genre and I’m here to back that claim and push it one step further – its vitally important to the longevity of the melodic music scene that we continue to welcome, nurture and promote awesome new talent like this or we may as well all give it up right now.
Night By Night prove that you can still write catchy, energetic and fresh melodic rock in 2014 and in doing so give some old rockers a kick in the pants as to what is expected that fans want today.
Not everyone wants nostalgia 24/7. But don’t think these guys are an all-new sound, they just take the old sensibilities and make it their own.
 
This is the best of old-school hooks and harmonies, driving guitars and anthemic catchy choruses, delivered with a fresh spunky attitude and a contemporary production sound.
And if you feel let down by the latest Tesla album, then this should fire a rocket up you! Vocalist Henry Rundell has an uncanny sound not far removed from Jeff Keith in his heyday.
Guiatrists Ben Christo and Tom Daniel guides the band through some cracking riffs and solos.
 
The production on here is simply fabulous – balanced mix and a crunchy sound. The album has been a long time coming and is well worth the wait.
If Time To Escape, Holding Onto Holding On and Can’t Walk Away don’t blow you away, the more melodic Everywhere Tonight will insert itself into your brain for days at a time.
If darker and heavier is what you want, Siren delivers, a hybrid of Tesla, Def Leppard and melodic Dokken.
Then there’s the glorious AOR of A Thousand Lies – perfect melodic rock here folks.
The Moment is another fast moving gem and the band saves one of their most urgent tracks for last – Never Die Again is a pounding guitar driven masterpiece.
 
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Wayne Stokely's picture

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98

I certainly was not expecting this. Can't Walk Away and Everywhere Tonight are instant classics although I can't find one weak moment. Second to H.E.A.T for me as best release so far this year. I agree it's great to see a young band with so much vitality these days where our genre relies so much on "allstar projects"  Essential!

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75
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pgborden@hotmail.com

A good collection of songs, but not a single one that is memorable.  A complete lack of hooks.  This is a steady, consistent, solid release, but I'm not hearing what everyone else is going crazy over.  For my money, the Rubicon Cross album accomplishes what these guys were trying to do.  How about a review on Rubicon Cross, Andrew?

 

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