Let me start off by saying there is not a single filler on this album, but there is the necessary rock ballad.
Freight Train has a great melting pot of instrumental introduction and then in comes David’s voice singing as though he was in one of those NWOBHM bands and reliving those days without actually reverting to them. His act is very much of this day and age, whilst paying homage to those who have preceded him. I have a lot of time for bands/musos who have a strong rhythm section and these tracks do have that. The pounding of the drums working alongside and with the bass guitar really add distinction to the tracks on this album.
The intro to Mind Theft sets the scenario for what is to follow, including some excellent lead guitar playing and the lyrics have a fine foundation in the music. It is a relatively short number (more please!) but it is carefully and powerfully packed with music that’ll make you move, unless you have the proverbial concrete boots on.
Albums need to draw people in and keep them there; if you get that formula wrong, punters are going to drop out and give in. David has that knack of carefully placing the tracks in the right order to maintain interest and You’ll Never Walk Alone comes in bang on time and gives one the rest from the rock to something lighter-I suppose one could call it aluminium rock as compared to the heaviness of other tracks!
If you want an album that exudes sheer energy, tight playing and emulates nobody else, then do not miss out by not buying this. A great album for these ‘tight’ times.
Uncut and Unsigned