..for once the product description is spot on! Newman have always passed under my radar to be honest, a sort of journeyman AOR band on a minor label and this is their 10th album. Yet this new CD sees them producing some harder-edged melodic rock of the highest quality, almost Whitesnake-ish in intensity, with soaring vocals, powerful and memorable riffs and assured songwriting. The outside contributors probably help here; Pete Newdeck (ex-Edens Curse) and Nick Workman (Vega)two musicians who are all about hard riffs and melody. CD openers 'Scar of Love' and 'Had enough' are the best two opening tracks I've heard on any CD all year and the quality never lets up. A five-star release for rock fans..