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tts42572

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  1. Just thought I'd drop this tune in here. Might be my favorite tune on the album. Just sticks out as being something different for these guys and one of those tunes you find yourself humming after hearing it. Believe Erik Gronwall and Jona Tee both had a hand in the writing of this one. Not sure if it might've been a H.E.A.T tune that maybe never got done or if it was specifically written for this album. Either way, digging it.
  2. Have spun this album a lot. The hooks and layered vocals are really what sets it off. But the guitar work here is excellent too. It's too bad about Jason but glad to hear this project will continue as these are clearly well crafted songs. Looking forward to hearing how things sound with the next singer.
  3. For me their last album was really just so-so. I mean, I liked it as a nice, new find but I really only go back to a few songs on it now (Kill The Voice, Distorted Emotions and The End). I think my problem was that quite a few of the songs just didn't grab me for some reason...Stuff like Seven Seas of Wonder, Badlands, Leap of Faith, Hoist The Colors....None of those really had much appeal to me at all. This new one though is definitely on another level from their past stuff. I was even a little lukewarm on the opening single Thunder From The North when it dropped but that song really
  4. Got this CD today and think I have to take back any apprehension I had above. This is some fantastic melodic hard rock and feel like this is probably my favorite release so far this year. I do think Bad Bad Bad is my favorite tune but Long Ways Long Lies is right there too. The ballad If I Only Could is really the only song I'm a little iffy on but it's not a bad tune by any means. Can clearly tell Jona's influence here and there are some H.E.A.T vibes. But these guys still have their own identity. I listened to their last album earlier this week and for me this blows awa
  5. Well...That's a kick in the nuts. Best wishes to Erik for a speedy recovery.
  6. Yeah, think I did lol. My thing is that I'm trying hard not to buy many CD's anymore. I mean, I'm barely listening to them at all. The last couple I've bought I've basically only pulled out the booklet to follow along lyrics while streaming on spotify. I've been working to trim down my CD collection. That said, still trying to buy a few for bands I really want to support or albums I know I'll just have to have. I went ahead an pre-ordered this one. It was only like $11 on Amazon with free prime shipping so really can't go wrong. The more I've listened to the samples, th
  7. I've been listening to samples the past couple days trying to decide if I want to preorder this. I know it can be tough to tell from samples but you can get a pretty good gist of a tune in 90 seconds most of the time... From the samples, I'm really digging 5 tunes: Long Ways, Long Lies, TOTC, Bad Bad Bad, What Is Dead Never Dies and Heart of a Warrior. I have a hunch Bad Bad Bad will be my favorite tune on this based upon the samples but we'll see. The rest don't sound bad either though. The only one I think that I'm not caring much for at all is the ballad If Only I Could.
  8. Really like his first 3 albums but pretty much hated the last two. Just felt like he got too poppy and really lost his edge. That said, the last 2 songs he's released have been excellent with World On Fire and this song. There really wasn't anything like these 2 songs on those last 2 albums IMO. If he indeed gets back to rocking the majority of the time I'll get back on board.
  9. +1 I'd say Got It Bad easily remains my favorite Maverick tune but I'd probably say Big Red is my favorite album. Quid is very good too though and probably their most varied album. For me, I'd put this new one slightly ahead of Cold Star Dancer. As you say, either way a very consistent band and I enjoy all their releases.
  10. Hadn't paid much attention to this for whatever reason. I think mostly because I just didn't care much for the Black Swan stuff and thought this might be more of the same. These tunes are excellent though. Reminds me of the old McAuley Schenker stuff which I always liked. This is on my radar now for sure.
  11. I thought that too lol....Thought everything basically came out on Fridays? Nice surprise though. Agree that it's just a straight ahead rock album that basically just continues what they've been doing. It might be their heaviest sounding album from top to bottom but they're a pretty consistent band IMO. I think Never is probably my favorite song so far and it might be the most melodic/hooky tune. I dig the heavier stuff here too though....some cool riffs in some of these songs.
  12. This is out today I think as the album is showing up on Spotify for me. Not sure if it might be different in other parts of the world. I did enjoy their last album but do think this one is topping it for me.
  13. Maverick had a listening party on You Tube today and played the entire new album along with plenty of tidbits. This is pretty long but can skip through to the songs if you'd like to check it out. Not sure if they'll leave this up or take it down. Sounding damn good to me. It probably follows along with their last album in terms of being a bit heavier. Lots of good tunes but think my early favorite is probably Never. That one starts at the 1:19:40 mark in the video.
  14. Didn't say there weren't good songs....Just said there were a few that weren't doing much for me Basically dig 8 out of 11 tunes so that's still pretty good
  15. Just a little lukewarm initially but don't get me wrong, I like it plenty. There's a few tunes that still aren't doing much for me with Subjugated, Miles Away and I'm not really caring for the Dreams Are Not Enough tune either....Just don't like the chorus and how it changes key. I mostly dig the rest though. Agree that it's basically just the more melodic side of PM. At the end of the day, Ronnie has made a boatload of great music and I could make one heck of a playlist with all his stuff. Hopefully his health holds out and there will be even more down the road.
  16. Thoughts on this one as it's out today? I gave it a listen and I'm not sure it's doing much for me. Couple okay tunes like Rocket On The Radio and Ball N Chain and it clearly has a very 80's Vixen meets Crazy Lixx type vibe. But I guess I was never huge on the female stuff in the 80s and still aren't. I will say my wife liked it though as she heard it playing this morning. She thought it was some 80's act and when I told her it was Chez Kane, she's like....I don't remember her. I just chuckled but I think she added it to her playlist.
  17. Any thoughts on this one as it's out today? It's kind of a tough one as we all know where Ronnie is coming from with this album. And there is definitely a lot of emotion in these songs. It's the kind of thing you almost don't even want to be critical of at all. Anyways, I guess I'll just say there's some good tunes here. It basically feels like Pretty Maids "lite" to me. I think my highlights are probably Real, Scorpio, One Shot, I Prophesize and One By One.
  18. Yeah, too early to say top 5 with all the great releases to come. Really nice surprise though and I've been spinning it a lot. Also was going to post in here that I reached out to Paul Alfery on FB to see if he had plans to try and continue this with a new singer or if it was a one and done affair. He said he does plan to continue and already has a singer lined up and demos are in the works. He's hoping to do more songs in the same style as this album. So it sounds like we could hear more from this in the future.
  19. Haven't seen many reviews at all posted on this album but here's a pretty good review I saw posted over at rockposer.com. Sometimes an album just clicks for whatever reason and I this one has definitely hit the spot for me. https://rockposer.com/2021/03/11/review-walk-the-walk-walk-the-walk/?fbcli Here's the text: Review: Walk The Walk – Walk The Walk AOR Heaven (March 26th 2021) Reviewer: Jason Hopper Oh my Sweet Lord! Where did this band come from? Walk The Walk comes kicking in the doors of 2021, pushing other possible contenders for Album of the Year o
  20. Came upon some sad news on this release in doing some research on it and trying to find out more about it. Found that the vocalist for this passed away in December 2020 shortly after the first single was released. His name was Jason Witte but he went by penn name J Adler for this project (Adler appears to be his son's name). Looks like it was cancer that he had been dealing with for some time and it took a turn for the worse. Very sad....looked to be probably in his 40's or so and he had posted on Facebook in mid December how proud he was of this release. Damn disease. No idea wh
  21. Agree on the debut. I liked it some initially but I almost never play anything from it now.
  22. Promo sounds good. Will be interesting to hear what they come up with.
  23. Really digging TOTC. Quite a bit better than the first tune for me and this is more like it!
  24. I dig that one. Very catchy....reminds me a bit of Unskinny Bop Poison combined with Hysteria era Def Leppard. Nice hearing them mix it up a bit and doing something totally different than anything else in their catalog also. In listening to this song and the album samples, it does sound like they are trying to expand their boundaries a bit on this album and not just do all the same things as they did on the first 2 albums.
  25. I am looking forward to hearing that one! I think I liked Art Nation better on their first album than on their later ones and he sounded better with those melodic songs than modern rock sounding songs. Enjoy what you've done with those Nitrate albums as each album has it's own unique flair. It's almost like each album is a new project which is pretty interesting as each signer gives the songs a different flair. Maybe Erik Gronwall for the 4th Nitrate album! Or Joe Elliott!!!! Coming from a huge Leppard fan, I'm not afraid to say your songs are better than a lot of what Leppard
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