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  • Audio CD (29 Aug 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: AOR/ Metal Heaven
  • ASIN: B0058DCNYK
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 231,260 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  4. Love Is Blue 5:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen10. Forgotten Heroes 6:23£0.99  Buy MP3 

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Released last year SERPENTINE s debut album A Touch Of Heaven received many accolades culminating with an astonishing 92% review in the Japanese metal bible BURRN Magazine and an HMV chart album in the Land of the Rising Sun. Described by the press as one of the most impressive new names on the melodic rock radar this young, British quintet fronted by current TNT vocalist Tony Mills are riding a resurgence in melodic rock. Originally founded in Wales around the talents of keyboard player Gareth David Noon, guitarist Christopher Gould and bassist Gareth Vanstone, the band were keen to capitalize on their burgeoning reputation and returned to the studio late last year to begin recording their follow up at M2 Studios, Wolverhampton, England. They recently completed a highly successful tour of the UK alongside Crash Diet and Houston, ending with a triumphant night at London s Islington O2 Academy. Classic Rock Magazine commented: Introducing a couple of impressive-sounding new songs, Philadelphia and Cry , they cruised through the cream of the debut leaving the audience drooling. Given the overwhelming response to their debut album, headliners Houston were adjudged the top dogs of course, but I have to say that Serpentine pushed the Swedes every darned step of the way! Playing an unashamedly keyboard led, yet guitar infused brand of hard rock, the band have once again teamed up with producer Sheena Sear (Magnum) and her crystal clear production has captured the muscle and melody the band display live. In support of their new album the goal now is to win new fans by playing to as many people as possible in the coming months. To augment live dates in the UK, the band will be supporting their Serpentine Over Europe tour this Autumn with Festival dates booked for Germany and Spain and culminating with a slot in England alongside former Survivor legend Jimi Jamison at the prestigious Firefest 2011 event in October.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. H TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 30 Aug 2011
Format: Audio CD
I really liked the début album from Serpentine, "A Touch Of Heaven". In fact, it went beyond like. I said "If you are a fan of classic AOR, then this needs to be top of your shopping list, and it's certainly the best British entry in the field for years." Really, I gushed. So I was really looking forward to this. And this is almost as good.

It's odd, because the band are promoting an album featuring TNT vocalist Tony Mills, who also sang on their début, but he had already announced his departure, and the band had already announced a replacement before this one was recorded. He stays he will still be contributing on the songwriting front, but it's an odd position for a band to be in. But let's just enjoy this one for the time being.

It's another keyboard driven gem, with some exemplary work from Gareth David Noon. The production is worthy of any big budget release, so a smattering of applause is due for Sheena Sear, who has done a bang up job here. Their strain of hard, melodic rock could have come straight from the mid-eighties and can hold its head up, alongside the giants of the genre. As I've said before, Mills has only become a great singer over the last decade, and it's a real treat to hear him here. There are some really excellent songs, with 'Price For Love' and 'Forgotten Heroes', simply outstanding. The only song that doesn't really cut it, is 'Dreamer', but that's what the skip button is for.

It's going to be an interesting next step for Serpentine as new vocalist Matt Black takes over, because the vocals of Tony Mills are such a huge part of this record. For now, though, just buy and enjoy, another great offering from Serpentine.
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Amazon.com: 2 reviews
Second album by the British melodic rock band, fronted by Tony Mills! 13 Nov 2011
By Nikiforos V. Skoumas - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
British melodic rock band "Serpentine" have returned with their second studio album "Living & dying in high definition", a follow up to their 2010 debut "A touch of heaven". The line up has remained unchanged featuring guitarists Christopher Gould and John Clews, keyboardist Gareth David Noon, drummer Charlie Skeggs, bassist Gareth Vanstone and veteran singer Tony Mills.

It has been decided that "Living..." would be the last album to feature Mills fronting the young band, and his replacement has been found in Matt Black, already a touring member of "Serpentine".

In comparison to its predecessor, "Living..." is a considerable step ahead for the band, putting across a substantially heavier sound, moving from subtle AOR to melodic hard rock. Clearly the protagonist instrument is the twin guitar formation and though keyboards establish just as clear a presence as before, their role is mainly complementary. Songs like "Philadelphia", "Dreamer", "Cry" and "Heartbreak Town" are intense melodic hard rockers built on a sequence of infectious vocal and instrumental harmonies.

As a whole "Living..." has a similar essence to Tony's early works with "Shy" though to be fair "Serpentine" seem to be in the process of establishing an identifiable sound of their own. Indeed "Serpentine's second album is another step up the melodic rock ladder delivering a good handful of heavy melodic rock tunes.
High quality melodic rock featuring Tony Mills 5 Nov 2011
By Justin G. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Living and Dying in High Definition is the second album from UK-based AOR/melodic rock band Serpentine. The band plays old school, highly polished melodic rock and features none other than former Shy (and current TNT) vocalist Tony Mills, who has one of the most recognizable voices in the genre.

Given Mills's unique voice, it's no surprise that Living and Dying in High Definition sounds an awful lot like a later Shy album. It has a lot of the same qualities as Sunset & Vine, like huge melodies, lush keyboards and big, layered vocal harmonies. Mills had a heart attack midway through the recording process, so he is aided here by new frontman Matt Black, who is a powerful vocalist in his own right. The album also brings to mind newer releases from Journey and Rob Moratti, which is a good thing. They have this whole smooth and catchy melodic rock thing down to a science, and the result is totally enjoyable to the point of being pure ear candy for AOR fans.

It's probably not an essential release, but Living and Dying in High Definition is an album that will absolutely satisfy fans of the first Serpentine album as well as fans of Mills's work in Shy and TNT. It should also please fans of classic AOR and melodic rock artists like Journey, FM, Praying Mantis, Rob Moratti and Oliver Hartmann. Oddly enough, Shy's latest album - their first without Mills - satisfies on a lot of the same levels.
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