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Band : TNT

Album : A Farewell To Arms

Type : Studio

Release Date : 2010-12-15

Label : Spitfire / Avalon / Marquee

Country : Norway

Genre(s) : Melodic/Heavy Metal

 

Tony Mills : Vocals

Ronni Le Tekr©ª : Guitar

Victor Borge : Bass

Morten "Diesel" Dahl : Drums

Dag Stokke : Keyboards

 

1. Engine

2. Refugee

3. Ship In The Night

4. Take It Like A Man - Woman!

5. Come

6. Barracuda

7. A Signature On A Demon's Self-Portrait

8. Don't Misunderstand Me

9. A Farewell To Arms

10. Someone Else

11. God Natt, Marie

12. Not Only Lonely (bonus track for Japan)

 

Sleaze Roxx review:

 

With the release of "A Farewell To Arms", their third album with the current lineup, TNT returns to their roots. The music is more hard edged than on the last few albums, and the truth is you'll have to go all the way back to 1984's "Knights Of The New Thunder" to find the band so heavy. "A Farewell To Arms" will be released by Metal Heaven Records -- www.metalheaven.net -- on January 21, 2011.

 

TNT was formed in Norway back in 1982, and the band released its eponymous debut album the following year. After some changes in the line up the classic "Knights Of The New Thunder" were released in the fall of 1984, by a band now consisting of extremely talented guitar player Ronni Le Tekro, drummer Diesel Dahl, American singer Tony Harnell, and bass player Morty Black.

 

Throughout the eighties the band released the melodic hard rock gems "Tell No Tales" and "Intuition", while building a fan base in Europe, America, and especially in Japan where "Intuition" became a hit. In the early nineties the band broke up, but TNT returned with a couple of more alternative hard rock albums later in the decade, before disappearing again. At the turn of the millennium TNT slowly began to rise once more, and came back with full force when "My Religion" was released to rave reviews in 2004. The band then started to fall apart, and as bass players changed at a rapid pace, singer Harnell left the band in 2006 to be replaced by Tony Mills.

 

Diesel Dahl and Ronni Le Tekro were by now the core of TNT, and in Victor Borge (ex Jack In The Box, Autopulver) they found a permanent bass player. When Tony Mills entered the scene TNT was finally a complete unit again, and released "The New Territory" in 2007. TNT have been touring extensively in Norway ever since, and at the same time been working on new music. This resulted in "Atlantis".

 

"A Farewell To Arms" was produced by Tekro at his Studio Studio, and the songs are mainly written by Tekro and Mills. It still hasn't been an easy road for the band: just as the new album was finished Mills suffered a heart attack at Oslo's main airport, but quick response from the airports paramedics saved the singer's life. With the combination of Ronni's powerful riffs and great melodies TNT will once again please their fans with a catchy piece like "Don't Misunderstand Me", the groovy "Engine", more heavy stuff like "A Farewell To Arms" and "Take It Like A Man - Woman!", or a ballad like "God Natt, Marie".

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I hated the last two and I've read this one is supposed to be more classic TNT sounding but I don't know if I care enough to even give it a shot or not. Now if Harnell came back I'd be very interested.

 

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Wow..... they did a total 180 on this one guys!! I'm liking this!! This is one-fucking-million times better than "The New Territory" and "Atlantis".

 

Especially like "Ship In The Night". Excellent tune. :banger:

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Yeah, 'Ship in the night' is undoubtedly their best song since the departure of Harnell. 'Don't Misunderstand Me' and the title track are also pretty good but for me it's still nowhere near a complete effort. I must admit that musically it is definitely similar to the "real" TNT sound, and I hate to be negative, but the simple fact is that without Harnell this will just never be TNT again. I will never buy the last two albums, but I may buy this one cheap... somewhere down the line. But it still ain't great, imo.

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The positiveness of the comments makes me wanna check out this release. I too thought they lost the plot after Harnell quit but now I'm gonna investigate further.

 

BTW did you know that the 11th track "God Natt, Marie" means "Good Night, Matt"

;)

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Wow..... they did a total 180 on this one guys!! I'm liking this!! This is one-fucking-million times better than "The New Territory" and "Atlantis".

 

Especially like "Ship In The Night". Excellent tune. :banger:

I thought New Territory was okay, but Atlantis was absolutely horrid!

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BTW did you know that the 11th track "God Natt, Marie" means "Good Night, Matt"

;)

 

Yeah, I DID know that !! Wasn't this generally known information ? ;)

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