Like a few other people, I first came across this band when I heard they were support act to Kiss a couple of years back. Classic Rock magazine also had the title track on one of their freebie CD's, which was enough to grab my attention. Now I am happy to admit to being a bit of an old f**t who is quite at home with my old Lizzy, Rush or Zeppelin CD's, with a bit of Radio Rock thrown in as well. I do listen to a lot of new bands but, I am sorry to say that not too many make me sit up & take notice...or even buy the CD. Time to Burn however, is not one to be ignored....
Having got the album, I have to admit that I was not expecting it to be so good from start to finish. Nobody seems to do that anymore!! Not one bad track on there...it's like the good old days again when people actually listened to albums from beginning to end. In this age of single downloads and fly-by-night attention spans, this is like a breath of fresh air!! It takes me back to the early days of NWOBHM....but with a great production thrown in!
So whats the music like? Well, with all the vocal harmonies its melodic enough in places that it could almost please even some older Bon Jovi fans, but heavy enough with enough searing guitars and manic double bass drumming to grab serious metal fans as well. It reminds me of Skid Row but with more....um, well just more really!! With a sound that fits in somewhere around the (much) more metal end of the AOR genre, and the more melodic end of the proper metal/early thrash scene, this should appeal to a wide variety of rock fans & ought to sell by the truckload.
Bigger, better, louder, faster, it all works extremely well...simply fantastic! Check them out, then go & buy it & enjoy.