ALBUM RIDE TO NOWHERE
LABEL FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL
OUR RATING 60/100
After the first album in 2016 all we had great expectations about this band.
All we need new rockstars to replace in our hearts many masters from the past that one day will retire.
Also the second chapter, INGLORIOUS II (2017) was a great album, but maybe a step behind.
The real problem is this new album, RIDE TO NOWHERE, out for a few days via FRONTIERS.
Line up changes, the ego of great singer NATHAN JAMES, the difficulty of writing somethin' new in a genre where all was written..ok, but this album seems never take off!
The classic hard rock of the past is mixed not at best with more melodic or contemporary parts, and songs as WHERE ARE YOU KNOW or FREAK SHOW are not convincing.
Maybe with QUEEN things begin to improve but it's a pity that solo parts are always far too weak.
Other great steps are LIAR and TIME TO GO and in I DONT KNOW YOU we see finally the right space for a solo.
WHILE SHE SLEEPS is another step behind, while the title track is a good shot.
The end is for GLORY DAYS, an acoustic song that doesn't offer much.
A talented band..honestly, we hoped for more!
(Pics from Band's Fb)