Here we have a guy that´s been busy this year with a brand new Pink Cream 69 album, help out with some background vocals on the great Eden´s Curse album and now his debut solo album. David made a name already when he sang with Adagio and replaced Andi Deris in PC69 when he left for Helloween and rest is history. David is a fantastic singer with a powerful and emotional voice that I been weak for since I heard him for the first time on PC69 album Elctrified(1998). His debut solo album is really good and he delivers a variated album with songs that reminds of his band PC69 to more AORish songs and couple acoustic once. Players on the album is Paul Logue(Eden´s Curse), Alex Beyrodt(Silent Force), Tommy Denander(Radioactive), Uwe Reitenauer(PC69), Eric Ragno(Takara) and Günter Verno(Vandenplas). His bandmate Dennis Ward has produced the album with a excellent result as always when his involved. The album opens up with the PC69 sounding Without You, a strong opening track that shows what this is all about. Take These Tears is more AORish with a melodic and superb chorus. Don´t Let It Slip Away is a brilliant AOR-rocker with a stunning chorus. Wild In The City is the song of the album. This is a huge rocker with plenty of melodies and a chorus that will blow your head away with riffantastic guitars and catchy hooks. This sounds like PC69 at their peak. On Gentle Touch David sings outstanding and reminds a bit of Jorn Lande, great song. The songs that takes down the grade is New Messia and Over The Ocean that don´t do anything for me just average acoustic songs. The album ends in a fine way with Love In Vain a strong piano ballad with strings. This won´t disappoint the fans of David or PC69 because this is a safe buy and you also get a bonus multimedia video of the song Don´s Let It Slip Away. A quality release from Frontiers Records.
Melodic Net Comments
A must buy for any melodic rock fan. If you like his work with PC69, you will love this album. One of the best rock vocalists in the business today and this album was produced by PC69 bass player, and one of the best producers in the Euro-rock scene, Dennis Ward. Do not pass up this album!