Re: lionville 2 is a monster album
Posted by: GuitarheroAndy ()
Date: November 29, 2012 06:28AM

I liked the debut very much and still play it regularly, but this is so much better! There's nothing in there that reminds me of Journey or Survivor. (In fact, very few bands out there now actually really remind me of Survivor, but that's a whole new argument!! :-) )

What I do hear is a great European take on classic 80s US AOR/Westcoast. Bags of Toto influence, some elements of Chicago (the uptempo tracks on 19 and 21, but minus the brass), etc...

Look, we all know that, like the debut, it's nothing new. Nobody is even trying to claim it is. And it will not appeal to everyone because of that. If you want 'new', don't buy this album. Also, if you tend to avoid the lighter end of the spectrum, this may well not appeal.

However, if you do want pure AOR in the 'old style' then go for it without hesitation. If you like Work of Art, you'll probably love this, as they share the same vocalist and there are a few similar elements in the music, although, much as I love WOA, I think Lionville have a more 'classic' and less 'cluttered' sound.

Personally, this CD is on repeat at the moment in my car and I can't get enough of it. It's squeezed Jimi Jamison's new CD (which IS a whole lot like Survivor!!) and Rick Springfield out of my playlist and that took some doing cos both are bloody amazing albums.

In my top 5 of the year without doubt!

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lionville 2 is a monster album 773 frankmac 11/28/2012 08:19AM
Re: lionville 2 is a monster album 447 Terry K. 11/28/2012 08:45AM
Re: lionville 2 is a monster album 354 Peter M. Bietenholz 11/28/2012 05:32PM
Re: lionville 2 is a monster album 309 pjs 11/28/2012 06:43PM
Re: lionville 2 is a monster album 510 Andrew 11/28/2012 09:28AM
Re: lionville 2 is a monster album 392 Terry K. 11/28/2012 01:25PM
Re: lionville 2 is a monster album 392 Andrew 11/28/2012 02:28PM
Re: lionville 2 is a monster album 286 Scott Watson 11/28/2012 08:01PM
Re: lionville 2 is a monster album 366 Andrew 11/28/2012 08:17PM
Re: lionville 2 is a monster album 276 the ORIGINAL brent 11/29/2012 12:39AM
Re: lionville 2 is a monster album 244 frankmac 11/29/2012 02:08AM
Re: lionville 2 is a monster album 243 MetalWarrior85 11/29/2012 04:10AM
Re: lionville 2 is a monster album 230 bazza13 11/29/2012 04:24AM
Re: lionville 2 is a monster album 223 the ORIGINAL brent 11/29/2012 08:21AM
Re: lionville 2 is a monster album301 GuitarheroAndy 11/29/2012 06:28AM
Re: lionville 2 is a monster album 209 kipster 11/29/2012 03:23PM
Re: lionville 2 is a monster album 193 electricgypsy 11/29/2012 07:00PM


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