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Myland are back, but with a much altered line up.

Back in 2008, 'No Man's Land', the second release from Italian AOR/melodic rock outfit Myland, made a sizeable impact on the European rock scene. Its tasty guitar work and big keyboards provided the perfect home for the vocal talents of the almost Steve Perry like Guido Priori and the album was met with almost universal acclaim, with Priori in particular being singled out as one of the main reasons for the band's success. Three years down the line Myland are back, but with a much altered line up and Priori nowhere to be seen. The two returning members are drummer Paolo Morbini, who actually put the band together in the first place, and guitarist Hox Martino. This time they are joined by Davide Faccio on keyboards, Fabian Andrechen on bass and vocalist Franco Campanella.*

So with such a hard vocal act to follow, how does Franco shape up? Well not too badly actually. He may not have range and individual tone of his predecessor, however his David Glenn Eisley crossed with James Christian and Paul Shortino style does have bags of character and a powerful rasp that brings a bit more of a hardened edge to the music, although it does have to be said that he struggles ever so slightly with the long, high notes.

So with the vocal position reasonably well filled, all that was needed was a set of songs that contained the same unbridled AOR enthusiasm and boundless melodic rock energy of 'No Man's Land'. It may come close, but 'Light Of A New Day' doesn't quite match up to its elder sibling, but that doesn't stop this album from being crammed with soaring keyboard led anthems a la Journey, Valentine or Zeno, and strutting riffs that remind of everything from Survivor to latter day Whitesnake. Add to that a sharp mix, courtesy of Marco Barusso, that gives the right amount of sheen to the songs while managing not to leave them toothless in their attack, and you have a real recipe for success. Martino once again proves himself to be a deft hand at firing out bright, sharp riffs and searing solos that aren't just there for show. He doesn't do all the work himself though, with new keys man Faccio adding those extra layers of atmospherics and embellishments that every good AOR really needs and both Morbini and Andrechen keep things steady with unfussy drum and bass work respectively, which is the base from which the bright song structures are allowed to grow.

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A quick listen to the guitar gallop of 'Shattered Dreams' or the keyboard infused 'Hey You' leave you in no doubt that Myland have once again produced an album full of classy, if ever so slightly generic AOR that will have fans of this genre frothing at the mouth, with the latter especially giving Campanella the opportunity to give one of his best vocal performances of the album.

Not quite the underground classic that was maybe hoped for, but considering that this is almost a completely new line up for Myland, 'Light Of A New Day' still manages to hit the spot.

Steven Reid

(* Read the exclusive Rocktopia interview with Myland)

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