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Back with a bang!
on 11 August 2014
It seems like I'm in the minority but whilst Firebirth was good, for me Bang! is even better. Nic Maeder's voice doesn't have the power of Steve Lee's but he's up there with most vocalists around at the moment & for all of the people who knock his contribution, the two albums Gotthard have released with him are a lot better than their final one with Steve Lee (Need to believe).
I have the 16 track version & would recommend paying a little extra for it because the 2 bonus tracks are definitely not fillers. Highlights have to be Bang!, Get up'n'move on, Red on a sleeve, What you get & You can't stop me. Only criticism would be the quality of the ballads is not as high as per usual, especially after such a great one on Firebirth (Where are you).
Overall this release would be in my top 5 Gotthard releases alongside Dial hard,G, Lipservice & Domino effect.