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It's comforting to know there's still some hard livin' Rock 'n' Roll out there.

This is the band's third album and you sense they've been around the block a bit and it shows on this very competent disc. The L.A. band based around singer, guitarist and song-writer Lenny J has a sound that is an eclectic mix of Classic Rock, Pop Rock (like Cheap Trick but without the Beatlesy element) and the L.A. scene of the 1980s. The band that comes to mind most often is L.A. Guns in the sense that they Rock but have numerous other elements to piqué the interest of the casual listener.

Initially, I was underwhelmed but I have to say it's grown on me immensely as the band's character slowly reveals itself in the songs with repeated listens and it's a varied record with some fine hooks and different, interesting arrangements.
Rocker 'Fire Away' sets the album off with a catchy riff, and loose but limber Joe Perry style solo and the Pop Rock feel of 'Stolen Moments' is another high point. The title track is harder, riff and vocal wise, with a more angsty 1990s vibe than the other tracks and it suits the song's theme. 'Love Is A Killer' has a verse that makes you think of Noel Gallagher before it makes a u-turn and settles on an L.A. chorus.

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

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'World Gone Insane' helps up the Rock quotient on the second half of the record and 'Rising Sun' creates an evocative sound that deserves a tip of the hat to Lenny J. His voice is fine but is boosted on the choruses when he's helped by Queen D's backing vocals. More than anything though, this is a record that has an authentic Rock 'n' Roll feel of a band living it as a song like 'Tattoos And Memories' attests.

While the world moves on chasing the next auto-tuned fad of the day, it's comforting to know there's still some hard livin' Rock 'n' Roll out there.

Duncan Jamieson

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