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Suffering from H.E.A.T. stroke
on 30 May 2012
Wow! What an album. This is a classic of the 80s pop-metal genre. Listening to it takes you back to the days when choruses were big and hair was bigger. What H.E.A.T. have achieved here is to pump 50,000 volts into the rotting corpse of rock and resurrect the monster hook.
Living on the Run is the single and deservedly so. I defy anybody not to have a smile on their face when this comes on. Other highlights include Breaking the Silence with its Lay Your Hands on Me intro, Heartbreaker, and In and Out of Trouble. All of the songs are mega-catchy, however, and they fly by.
Erik Gronwall is the standout performer although the musicians are perfectly good at what they do. Gronwall's voice transforms the songs and he knows exactly how to sing them. A class performer and I can't wait to see the band whenever they hit the UK to support the album.
My final point is that the album is helped by it not being overlong. Quality control often goes out of the window these days with hour-long cds containing too many below-par songs to use up the available space. This is a throwback to the 45 minute record and is all the better for it. No filler, no wastage, just relentless AOR heaven.
Buy this album. You will not regret it.