Re: Vandenberg's Moonkings!
Date: February 08, 2018 12:22PM
I love the sound of Adrian playing guitar - always have and always will, but I got to say this kinda praise Terry is shooting for the moon on the bands part. So be it, that I only have spun through the albums a few times each and I like what I hear. To some degree I'd have to agree with you that this is not your every-day generic Melodic Hard Rock release, that's a great selling point I'd have to say.
But, considering Adrian's back catalogue (Vandenberg, Manic Eden and Teaser yeah even excluding The Snake) I have to say the songwriting ain't all that great compared to his illustrious past. For me that's the sole reason for not playing the records more than I have - for me the songs aren't to the standard I would like them to be. Not bad, but not good enough either - and to be honest Adje's playing isn't as sharp as it used to be either. Also got a bit of an issue with the singers voice too...
Production is good, but stellar...., well I wouldn't say that