"Turn The Page" is the debut album by the Los Angeles based Tower and is fronted by the critically acclaimed singer Jerry Gabriel (also lead singer on Something To Say, the 2001 release by the legendary Joshua Perahia).
Tower serves up an exciting and fresh sound that is melodic hardrock with some blues influences to the Styles of Queensryche and Whitesnake. Other acts that comes in mind are Burning Rain, Silent Rage and of course the "Something To Say" album with Joshua. But I have to say that Tower has very much their own sound and Jerry?s incredible Coverdale-esque vocals lifts up this album to higher grounds.
They have managed to create a good collection of rockers and well crafted ballads. From the opening track "I?d Give You My Life" they set the standard very high. This is a good rocker a?la Whitesnake with a melodic chorus and great background vocals. The mid-tempo song "Say A Prayer" has a Queensryche vibe over it. If you mix Burning Rain with Joshua then check out "Love Is Not A Sin" a great melodic hardrock song with a touch of blues and a chorus with nice hooklines.
From the ballads I have to say that the acoustic "Rain" is the strongest one. The only songs where the level decreases a bit are on "Ain?t It Sacred" and "Can?t You See" where they loses the melodic feel for a while but those are the only songs.
Besides these two tracks I think that "Turn The Page" has strong melodic hardrock songs to offer. One more thing that makes this album interesting are the female background singers that gives many of the choruses a great sound. Overall a fine debut from this band, I?am looking forward to their next release for sure because I know that it will be even better. So if you miss good melodic hardrock with a touch of blues then check up Tower.