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10 hours ago, Tabe said:

I'd be stoked for this if JLT was involved but he's not, so... 

Same...this is not the band they once were.

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Will there be a big pair of wings on the front cover?

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New song 'Games We Play'.

Not bad.

From Frontiers:

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the upcoming release of "Brothers In Arms", the new Sunstorm album, the second to feature new lead vocalist Ronnie Romero (Michael Schenker, Lords of Black). Romero’s debut album with Sunstorm, “Afterlife” was released in early 2021 and showcased a rejuvenation of Sunstorm's previous musical formula, mixing Melodic Rock/AOR with more '70s oriented hard rock, ala Rainbow (for which Romero performed as singer). That recipe is perfected on "Brothers In Arms" with new guitarist Luca Princiotta (Doro, Blaze) joining the lineup of Romero, bassist Nik Mazzucconi, drummer Michele Sanna, and keyboardist Alessandro Del Vecchio. 

Prior to the writing and recording of 2021's "AfterLife", in discussions with producer and songwriter Alessandro Del Vecchio it was decided that moving the musical style of the next Sunstorm album to the more melodic AOR sound of the early records was what everyone wanted. Romero, with his powerful vocal style, was the ideal fit to deliver the goods for the music. "Afterlife", the then new Sunstorm album, caught many in the melodic rock fanbase by surprise as it, for obvious reasons, arrived with a lot of history and expectations. But for his first foray into melodic hard rock territory, Romero delivered outstanding results on “Afterlife” and you are in for a threat on this new album which offers elements of the more melodic sound of Rainbow and Deep Purple mixed with the sound of Foreigner and Classic Melodic Rock.

"To anyone who likes the brand of heavy and power metal frequently displayed by the likes of Jorn Lande and Magnus Karlsson, or anyone who likes their AOR bigger and heavier, this is made to order." - Sonic Perspectives
"“Afterlife” stands pretty tall in its own right, and Ronnie Romero stands as tall as he ever has." - Metal Temple
"I can't help but think that the addition of Ronnie Romero on vocals and a batch of songs that are both fast paced and melodically driven has helped to pump a new energy into the project. Afterlife shows that there is still plenty of life in SUNSTORM!" - KNAC.com

After the warm reception to "Afterlife", it was quickly decided that a follow-up was in order and thus in the latter half of 2021 and into early 2022, "Brothers In Arms" was crafted. For those who enjoyed the previous release, prepare for another sonic delight! 

Tracklisting:
1.    Brothers In Arms
2.    Games We Play
3.    I’ll Keep Holding On
4.    I Will Remember
5.    No Turning Back
6.    Back My Dreams
7.    Taste Of Heaven
8.    Lost In The Shadows Of Love
9.    Hold The Night
10.    Miracle
11.    Living Out Of Fear

Line-Up:
Ronnie Romero - Vocals
Luca Princiotta - Guitars
Alessandro Del Vecchio - Keyboards, backing vocals
Nik Mazzucconi - Bass
Michele Sanna - Drums

 

 

 

 

 

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6 hours ago, Stefan said:

 

Prior to the writing and recording of 2021's "AfterLife", in discussions with producer and songwriter Alessandro Del Vecchio it was decided that moving the musical style of the next Sunstorm album to the more melodic AOR sound of the early records was what everyone wanted.

Sure Jan GIF

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9 hours ago, Stefan said:

 

After the warm reception to "Afterlife", it was quickly decided that a follow-up was in order and thus in the latter half of 2021 and into early 2022, "Brothers In Arms" was crafted. For those who enjoyed the previous release, prepare for another sonic delight! 

 

Who the fuck gave it a "warm reception"???? Every single thing I read and heard was not positive. Who's smoking crack ay Frontiers??? Everybody and their brother wants Sunstorm fronted by JLT. To say otherwise is a flatout lie!!

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2 hours ago, AlphaMale said:

Who the fuck gave it a "warm reception"???? Every single thing I read and heard was not positive. Who's smoking crack ay Frontiers??? Everybody and their brother wants Sunstorm fronted by JLT. To say otherwise is a flatout lie!!

Does a dumpster fire count as a "warm reception"?

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I'm not in the camp enough to say this is utter shit because honestly, it's not. It is capable melodic hard rock and if I put myself in the honest box, if nothing else was considered and this came along in a year like 1996 or something, it'd be a well appreciated album.

BUT, all things considered, I agree that it's a pass. It's all capable, but it's very bland and it's just impossible to listen to this project without wondering why it's still called Sunstorm without JLT. It doesn't make sense. 

Anyway, I thought 'Hold The Night' was a passable keeper but the rest is predictable, uninspired and bored. 

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More Sunstorm:

SUNSTORM – Still Roaring [The Studio Session] (2022)

PUBLISHED OCTOBER 20, 2022 various sources

 

SUNSTORM - Still Roaring [The Studio Session] (2022) - full
 

On the heels of their newest studio album, “Brothers In Arms“, SUNSTORM will release a special new recording, “Still Roaring [The Studio Session]”, via Frontiers Music, October 21, 2022. Recorded when they gathered to film music videos for the aforementioned new studio album, the band took advantage of the time together to record a live session in the studio.

“Still Roaring” sees the band performing 10 songs from the band’s two most recent releases as well as previous ones. While this is ‘live’, it’s into the studio, with all the advantages of a clean recording without disturbing noises.

“Still Roaring [The Studio Session]” showcases how a killer unit Sunstorm are with the current line up of Ronnie Romero on lead vocals, Luca Princiotta on guitars, Alessandro Del Vecchio on keyboards and backing vocals, Nik Mazzucconi on bass and Michele Sanna on drums.

Tracklist:

01 – Games We Play (Live into the studio)
02 – Brothers in Arms (Live into the studio)
03 – Swan Song (Live into the studio)
04 – Stronger (Live into the studio)
05 – Hold the Night (Live into the studio)
06 – Never Give Up (Live into the studio)
07 – This is My Heart (Live into the studio)
08 – Road to Hell (Live into the studio)
09 – Edge of Tomorrow (Live into the studio)
10 – Back My Dreams (Live into the studio)

Ronnie Romero – lead vocals
Luca Princiotta – guitars
Alessandro Del Vecchio – keyboards and backing vocals
Nik Mazzucconi – bass
Michele Sanna – drums

 

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I'll give them this: Romero is an incredible singer.

IMO this project was dead and buried even before Frontiers tried shoehorning him in, and I have no interest in listening to anything released under its name. I don't think his voice particularly fits the music, either. But that is a very impressive performance.

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