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    Def Leppard, H.e.a.t
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    Hysteria, Tearing Down The Walls

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  1. tts42572

    Treat - Tunguska

    I think I"d second this. I think the best songs on GOG ate slightly better than the best songs on this. However, GOG also had 3-4 songs in the second half I didn't really care for and I'm finding myself liking every song on the new one. So for me, Tunguska is stronger top to bottom.
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    Hearts On Fire - Call Of Destiny

    Multiple listens in now and digging this album more with each listen. For me, not a single song here I'm getting the urge to skip past. I like the overall sound a lot....Even with the compressed digital files I've gotten Tough to even say which songs are standing out for me but I'd probably say Holding On and Falling Into You if I had to pick a couple songs. I like the variety on this though and like how it's able to incorporate some AOR elements but still keeping it in the melodic rock/hard rock spectrum and not getting too "smooth" or "cheesy". I do still feel like One Desire is a good comparison, although not really a "Buried Alive" type song here. Excellent stuff and would think well worth at least checking out for many here.
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    Kissin' Dynamite - Ecstasy

    I've put all of them in my best of folder Fantastic album!
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    Treat - Tunguska

    I think Coup definitely needs a re-issue....I don't find it anywhere for a decent price and it's OOP. I'd be all for them doing something like Crazy Lixx is doing. Well, part of my issue is probably that I didn't follow Treat back in the day. I never started getting into them until the Coup album. I've since went back to their earlier stuff but it's always hard doing that when you're going back so far....Material just sounds a bit dated or something I guess and just doesn't have the impact on me that the last 3 albums have. Either way, great band that's still sounding good
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    Treat - Tunguska

    Do agree it's missing those 10/10 tracks....If I were going song by song I don't think I'd have any 10/10 songs. That said though, I'd have a bunch of 9/10 songs and probably wouldn't have a song below 8. Just very consistent for me and just dig these guys sound. For me, they're definitely one band that has improved with age. On a side note, I've also messaged Frontiers and Treat recently on FB and both have said they're working with each other on getting together a re-issue of Coup De Grace. Would love to see that happen as I only have Coup in digital format. Would also be nice to see them add the Japan bonus track too!
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    Ted Poley - Modern Art

    I'm with you here. Love Degreed and like some of Ted's stuff....but this doesn't work for me at all.
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    Hearts On Fire - Call Of Destiny

    Listened to this today as premium preorders got it early Solid album...Basically just good melodic rock/AOR that still has a little edge to it as well. I'd say it reminds me a bit of the One Desire album if I were trying to compare it to something. Need more listens to really digest it but first impression is solid!
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    Top-5 2018 (at the moment)

    Updated for my thoughts at the moment....Always changing though 1. Kissin Dynamite - Ecstasy 2. Shiraz Lane - Carnival Days 3. Maverick - Cold Star Dancer 4. W.e.t - Earthrage 5. Treat - Tunguska 6. Nitrate - Real World 7. Station - More Than The Moon 8. Halestorm - Vicious 9. Hearts On Fire - Call Of Destiny (Have this early from premium preorder....only through it once so far but good stuff!) 10.Dangerous Curves - S/T Honorable mention missing the cut - Dallas, Perfect Plan Only other releases at this point I'm expecting to shake up my list are Midnite City and Nordic Union.
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    Hearts On Fire - Call Of Destiny

    Good tune! Have been getting updates on this from doing the premium preorder....Have lost track of how many songs I've heard so far but probably 5-6 songs. Also have lost a little track as to if they were even finished versions. Either way, have liked almost all I've heard. More good 80's style melodic rock that I can just never seem to get enough of
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    Midnite City 2

    Some samples in this press release... http://melodicrock.com/articles/news-feed/2018/09/11/aor-heaven-announces-october-titles-midnite-city-white-widdow Sounding great to me....seeming very likely this will be among my favorites this year.
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    Treat - Tunguska

    I had to Google it lol...basically "heartmath" just involves taking charge of your life, reducing stress, etc. So just a song about that best I can tell. Pretty good tune
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    Treat - Tunguska

    Good review on the album that pretty much echos my sentiments: https://melodicmusicreviews.wordpress.com/2018/09/09/treat-tunguska-2018-album-review/ After repeated listens I'm digging this and do think I like it slightly more than the last album...but not ahead of Coup. Basically, GOG had 3-4 songs in the second half that I routinely skip over....I mostly tuned out of that album after Nonstop Madness. I'm really not getting the urge to skip anything here outside of maybe Creeps. But even that isn't too bad. I do still feel like it's lacking 10/10 type songs that blow me away but pretty consistent throughout. Have to say that the opening single Build The Love has really grown on me....works really well where it's placed on the album. Also really like that there are plenty of up tempo melodic rockers here...Really like Always Have, Always Will, Best Of Enemies, Heartmath City, Man Overboard and Undefeated. Going to be tough sorting out my top 10 list this year....lots of good stuff and a couple heavy hitters still to come with Midnite City and Nordic Union.
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    Midnite City 2

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    Treat - Tunguska

    Through it all now...initial impression is solid...about on par overall with GOG. For me though, think GOG had more standout songs. But also for me, GOG tailed off a little in the second half...this one feels maybe a bit more consistent throughout. There's a couple tunes that do feel a little fillerish though. Tough to really have much feel after 2 listens but would think that if somebody liked GOG, they'd probably like this too.
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    Treat - Tunguska

    Listening to this today....Got through the first 4 tracks on the way to work, will listen to the rest later today. Liked what I heard from the first 4 though. The first 3 songs all are up tempo rockers....Progenitors is nice start, Always Have, Always will a good up tempo melodic rocker and Best Of Enemies has a cool vibe with a nice little edge to it. I was lukewarm on Rose Of Jericho but it works better on the album...nice change of pace after the 3 songs that start it off. I think the one thing already standing out is just the musicianship.....Lots of cool stuff going on with just a clean, crisp sound. We'll see how the rest goes.

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