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2 days ago
Cressy
Listened to it a few times now and... 10% is about right ;-) Nah I stand by 50-60% being fair enough and agree very much with comments above re being glad to own the album for the 3 or 4 gems on there that I love despite the 3 or 4 others that are dull and forgettable and a 2 or 3 decent tracks that won't stay long in the memory. Far from classic but much preferred to 'Lost Highway' countri
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3 days ago
Cressy
I think Honestabe30 said it best and I get the context of Andrew's review but 10% is just a crazy score for this album. It's far from their best but better than many recent albums on the scene I reckon. I love most of Bon Jovi's albums (though last 2 are 6 or 7 out of 10 for me with 3 or 4 classy songs on each and 'Lost Highway' has some good tunes but is an album I never return to as I can't
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5 days ago
Cressy
Sounds good to me. All albums have been good but the last 2 have been epic!
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19 days ago
Cressy
Love it. Great vibe and tune. Very excited again for the new Shinedown release. Last 2 albums have just oozed modern melodic rock class. Everything I love about passionate rock music with big choruses!
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19 days ago
Cressy
Saw FM with Vega a few years back and both bands were awesome and now I read they're playing my home town of Gloucester! Get in! Got to get a ticket for this gig to hear the bands and their new material alongside the classic gems. Should be another great night out.
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5 weeks ago
Cressy
First 5 albums are superb for me, 'Spellbound' is the personal favourite and the opening tracks of 'Babylon' are just perfection. Album quality definitely dipped significantly for me after that (always good but lost their spark somehow). Last 2 albums since comeback have definitely been an improvement and return to early style and quality with the latest the best of their 4 since coming bac
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5 weeks ago
Cressy
Sounds rocking to me from snippets. Definitely one to listen out for I reckon.
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6 weeks ago
Cressy
BTW I'm not a fanboy as I thought last 2 albums were pretty average overall but with 3 or 4 superb tracks on each. Since 'Crush' I'd say BJ have only released 2 albums I love being 'Bounce' (yes too many sappy ballads towards the end but around 8 tracks on that I just love and one of the strongest opening 3 tracks on any albums they've ever done for my tastes) and 'HAND' (best album since 'Cro
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6 weeks ago
Cressy
Petra (John Schlitt era) Def Leppard Bon Jovi Harem Scarem Skillet
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6 weeks ago
Cressy
Top track and as others have commented it seems whatever BJ do now some will loathe it and slate it as like this or that other band. Surely pretty much every band out there and every song in melodic rock in the last 20 years has roots in the classic 80s bands (and most reviewers and press releases use those classic 80s bands as reference points to hook us in as the paying public to buy the al
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6 weeks ago
Cressy
Just googled it and listened on youtube. Brilliant song that. Really hope 'Nothing' is on the newie as I'd buy it for that track alone probably. Up there with the superb vibe of HAND album with some proper big and memorable choruses and some rocking still there at heart. Are there other quality outtakes from HAND around I've not heard before?
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6 weeks ago
Cressy
Not heard that track 'Nothing'. Any links? Love love love the HAND album so sounds promising.
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6 weeks ago
Cressy
Sounds a decent song to me though yeah I do get the likeness to 'Gotta Be Somebody' by Nickelback (which is the only similarity to them in the song really). This is post 2000 Bon Jovi and I like it (but not as much as 80s/90s Bon Jovi). Maybe some folks need to just move on and give up on a return to the old style. For me I'd agree with comments that recent albums always have at least 3 or
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6 weeks ago
Cressy
Were you on the feel-good factor Andrew after day 1 of Ashes second test ;-) when you wrote this review? Nah love the enthusiasm and passion for the band and the album and listening now on Spotify. Does sound cracking. These new bands do give hope that the genre may survive 20 years time when all the classic AOR/melodic 80s bands have finally retired!
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7 weeks ago
Cressy
Bats are overrated anyway if you can kick if for four (shame if you're plum in front though ;-) ).
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7 weeks ago
Cressy
I really was excited by this album and really enjoy it, more than anything for the joy of hearing TLV back on vocals on a rock album after the 21 Guns classic debut. Linked to other threads re Rev Saints, Hardline etc though it was a touch Journey-by-numbers in places and considering the talent involved I expected more. Very very good album but I'd love to see the 3 guys writing and more he
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7 weeks ago
Cressy
Got to agree with lots of comments re ADV and sameness of his material all being very close to recent Journey albums style but not quite of the same quality. I own the last Hardline CD and Rev Saints plus other ADV dominated output and I do enjoy his albums definitely. They are well written well produced and hard to slate justifiably. Most of us couldn't dream of writing and performing such a
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2 months ago
Cressy
Very diverse and classy album with some glorious gems in there but a little too quirky for my tastes as an overall album. Take the 5 best songs of this and best 5 from 'Because We Can' and you could have an album to rival the classic 'After The Rain' debut I reckon.
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2 months ago
Cressy
Great band and I like this song. Another grower I reckon as Kayaker commented re 'Bully'. If the quality and tunes are there as they were on last 2 albums particularly then this could be another classic!
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2 months ago
Cressy
Ok so first for me House of Lords are amazing and I love a band that produces excellent quality melodic rock albums regularly like these guys over first 3 albums and since comeback in new set up. I've said before my favourites since comeback are 'WUD' and 'Cartesian Dreams'. Both had the hooks and choruses in spades for me and a great balance of quality rockers and moving ballads. This new
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2 months ago
Cressy
How dare you discuss non Frontiers/Escape/AOR heaven bands on this website Michael? ;-) Sounds good though, and must give newie more of a listen. Blissfully melodic and rocking.
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2 months ago
Cressy
Yeah Warrant did record some cracking stuff for sure and I really liked 'Ultraphobic' at the time and still do. Different and moving with the music of that time and the influence of grunge but some quality music on there.
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2 months ago
Cressy
Wow I could type for hours but suffice to say Def Leppard anything from Euphoria and X (other than the odd single), 2 of my favourite albums of theirs that rarely ever gets any tunes played live from and similar for most classic melodic rock bands like Journey, Foreigner, Styx etc. Only bands who played their newer stuff are bands who I prefer the older stuff of (like Europe say for example).
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2 months ago
Cressy
It's a really good album that I'd probably rate very highly as a stand alone is 'Precious Metal' but just not up to the high standards for my tastes of 'Sahara', 'Demons Down', 'World Upside Down' and 'Cartesian Dreams' and James Christian's awesome 'Rude Awakening' solo CD. Hard to be that consistent and all HofL new albums are at least 7 or 8 out of 10 so can't complain too much. Just want a
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2 months ago
Cressy
Terry I do get where you're coming from as the style variety between MK2 HofL is pretty slim overall I guess but the heavier leanings of the last CD and lack of quite such memorable choruses compared to classic like 'WUD' and 'CD' made it much more forgetable for me. Still a decent album definitely but a little HofL by numbers for my tastes. Lacked spark for my tastes. Give me another 'Cartesi
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2 months ago
Cressy
We've been spoilt with Firefest's excellent advance info and offers and superb reliability (with bands pulling out from time to time for their own reasons but always being replaced with excellent quality). As others have said we've also been burned (me included) with Rockfest due at JBs Dudley a few years back that advertised a cracking line up and literally took the money and ran. Won't commi
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2 months ago
Cressy
Very interesting views re House of Lords. For me of the original band it was 'Sahara' I first came across and 'Demons Down' that really blew me away. I enjoyed those albums in reverse order to most I'd imagine (Demons Down best, Sahara second and debut third). Didn't bother with 'Power & Myth' after hideous reviews (and listened to a few bits of it that just sounded out of character for
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3 months ago
Cressy
Me too re awareness of news about Frontiers releases and youtube links to new songs. Get it all from right here and this is a very poor move by Frontiers to treat MR.com so shabbily. It will effect their sales I reckon and is a real shame as for me in the last 10 years it's only the likes of MR.com, Firefest team and Frontiers record label that have kept the whole melodic scene alive and v
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3 months ago
Cressy
Mixed bag of views then re Europe since they reformed and changed their style and I'll add briefly to differing views. Of the new albums 'Secret Society'is also my favourite as it had a great combination of the modern/retro style the guys prefer these days but had the choruses of old school Europe for me. 'Last Look at Eden' is hands down my favourite track since they reformed and right up
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3 months ago
Cressy
Hi all. Just wandering what the deal is with this 'Rockingham' event in October. Lots of top bands lined up but all very 'cloak and dagger' re full info. Tickets available but none of the usual clarity that the excellent Firefest team used to provide months in advance re which bands were performing on which days. full line up confirmations early (though always subject to a few changes an
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