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Phenomena: "Awakening" review


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My review of "Awakening," the latest entry in the long-running Phenomena melodic rock supergroup project, is now available over at Hardrock Haven. Click the link below to check it out:

 

Phenomena review

 

Save for a song or two, nothing special.

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Nice review. Really disappointing given the quality of vocalists on offer. Great vocals (especially Hitchcock) can't rescue these songs. Truth is there are just too many good albums around to spend money on this...

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Just to balance this, here are some slightly more positive reviews:

 

dangerdog review

 

seaoftranquility review

 

powerofmetal.dk review

 

These reviews make it sound like a good, albeit not great album. I haven't listened to it yet, but I hope they're right.

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Just to balance this, here are some slightly more positive reviews:

 

dangerdog review

 

seaoftranquility review

 

powerofmetal.dk review

 

These reviews make it sound like a good, albeit not great album. I haven't listened to it yet, but I hope they're right.

 

In isolation these reviews are pretty accurate. Trouble is no-one buys CD's in isolation, you decide what is released and you prioritise your spending. With stuff around like H.E.A.T/JSS/Romeo's Daughter/Sunstorm/Shinedown etc etc then, unless you're rolling in cash & need every single AOR/MR album that comes out, I can't see why you'd buy this. If you dislike most of the above named albums then I can't see why you'd like this in the first place as it's just AOR/MR with a few heavier songs (which are shite)...

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Just to balance this, here are some slightly more positive reviews:

 

dangerdog review

 

seaoftranquility review

 

powerofmetal.dk review

 

These reviews make it sound like a good, albeit not great album. I haven't listened to it yet, but I hope they're right.

 

In isolation these reviews are pretty accurate. Trouble is no-one buys CD's in isolation, you decide what is released and you prioritise your spending. With stuff around like H.E.A.T/JSS/Romeo's Daughter/Sunstorm/Shinedown etc etc then, unless you're rolling in cash & need every single AOR/MR album that comes out, I can't see why you'd buy this. If you dislike most of the above named albums then I can't see why you'd like this in the first place as it's just AOR/MR with a few heavier songs (which are shite)...

 

I stand by my initial summation which was : SHITE.

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Just to balance this, here are some slightly more positive reviews:

 

dangerdog review

 

seaoftranquility review

 

powerofmetal.dk review

 

These reviews make it sound like a good, albeit not great album. I haven't listened to it yet, but I hope they're right.

 

In isolation these reviews are pretty accurate. Trouble is no-one buys CD's in isolation, you decide what is released and you prioritise your spending. With stuff around like H.E.A.T/JSS/Romeo's Daughter/Sunstorm/Shinedown etc etc then, unless you're rolling in cash & need every single AOR/MR album that comes out, I can't see why you'd buy this. If you dislike most of the above named albums then I can't see why you'd like this in the first place as it's just AOR/MR with a few heavier songs (which are shite)...

 

I stand by my initial summation which was : SHITE.

 

Is normally me that's the harsh one. Good to see you've been learning not to sit on the fence too!!

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