Bought the album after seeing this band in a local rock bar (Trillians - Newcastle upon Tyne) and they blew me away. Although there wasn't a huge crowd, they gave their all and the quality of their songs really surprised me.
The album confirmed my first suspicions... this band are FANTASTIC!
The production is slick and everything sits well in the mix. Its not over produced and really captures the bands live performance.
On more than a few occasions I kept thinking to myself "I'm sure I've heard that riff/tune somewhere" but thats just the sign of the strength and impact of the songs. They do hark back to older bands but do so with a freshness.
If you like anything by bands like ACDC, Kiss, Thin Lizzy, Guns n Roses and even some 'Arena' bands too then this album is definitely for you!
Stand out tracks include: Departed, Just Tell Me Why and my two personal faves 'Nothing To Lose but Our Minds' (a fantastic KISS-like anthem) and 'Lady Of The Light'.
If you want no-nonsense, ballsy rock with roaring vocals and some brilliant hooks then buy this album!
They say rock is dead or dying?! - Well if it is the this band are leading the charge to bring it back, the future is most definitely safe!