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Melodic Hard Rock At It's Best!,
This review is from: Revolve (Audio CD)
With the return of Ted Poley to the fold expectations for this release were high and fortunately they do not disappoint. All songs were written by Steve West & Bruno Ravel who also handle production which is first-rate. The mix of the album is brilliant and Ted's vocals are the best that he's recorded to date.
That's What I'm Talkin' About kicks the album of in fine style and it's the hard rocking melodic style that D2 have become famous and loved for throughout the years.
Ghost Of Love with its great chorus is a smooth slice of melodic rock that highlights what a superb vocal performance Ted Poley puts in on this album.
Killin' Love is a darker song but like every track on offer here is a great slab of melodic rock.
If you ever needed just one song to play to someone who had never heard Danger, Danger then Hearts On The Highway would be ideal - soaring guitars, big chorus & superb backing vocals. The latter are another highlight of this album with contributions from Frank Vestry, Tony Harnell, Mitch Malloy & Jaret Reddick.
Fugitive is the first ballad on the album and nicely changes the pace of the album.
Keep On Keepin' On is another typical D2 album track and similar to offerings on their last brilliant studio album (released 10 years ago) Return Of The Great Gildersleeves.
The opening to Rocket To Your Heart is a bit smulchy and the only part of this album I do not like, however, by the time the chorus kicks in the song is right back on track and rockin'!
F.U.$ is the tongue-in-cheek track on the album and could easily have fitted on Steel Panther's Feel The Steel album. Initially, I did not warm to this track, however, with repeated plays the infectiousness of the song kicks in!.
Beautiful Regret is a little bit harder than the other tracks on offer and not quite as instant as others but is a real grower.
Never Give Up is the second and best ballad of the album; sheer class.
Dirty Mind is a fun way to finish off an almost perfect album. It is an up-tempo rocker.
My favourite Danger, Danger tracks still lie on their other albums, however, for consistency throughout Revolve is possibly the best ever Danger Danger album, however, only time will tell if it can match up to Cockroach, Four The Hard Way & The Return Of The Great Gildersleeves.
For those of you who like your AOR with a hard-edge then this is just what the doctor ordered - awesome!