Tesla are here with a brand new studio album called Forever More. After releasing Into The Now they released two cover albums called Reel To Reel and Reel To Reel Vol. 2. I did not think Into The Now was that special with only a couple of OK songs and did not know what to expect with Forever More. But I saw them at the Sweden Rock Festival where they rocked big time and they looked and sounded hungry.
For this new album they have worked with famous producer Terry Thomas (Giant, Bad Company) and he has brought a fantastic sound for this new album because it sounds huge in my opinion. Sure the sound leans a bit towards the modern rock scene but Tesla has managed to keep their identity and it sounds like Tesla with balls. Yes, many of the songs sounds heavy with great riffs but with wonderful melodies and Jeff Keith sings his heart out. Just listen to the fantastic I Wanna Live that sounds huge and with a strong chorus. Breakin´ Free is filled with great melodic riffs and blows up to a great rocker.
The First Time is a fantastic mid-tempo rocker with an acoustic feel over it and the chorus is superb. On the European version there are 2 bonus tracks called My Way and a live version of What A Shame. This is a very even album with few weak moments but the highlights are the songs I mentioned. This is a good Tesla album and one of their better ones for a long time. It’s also great to have Terry Thomas behind the production desk because he knows how to get a top-notch sound.
James Hetfield got the idea for "Nothing Else Matters" one day he was talking on the phone and with his free hand strummed the strings in a particular order. He hung up and inmediately started working on the song.