Fireworks

Drive, She Said - 'Pedal To The Metal' http://www.rocktopia.co.uk/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x200s/13/81/cf/drive-she-said-pedal-to-the-metal-17-1479240462.jpg Hot

Added by Central Electronic Brain     November 15, 2016    
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
6247   0   1   0   0   0

Artist

Genre

You will be hard pressed to find a better album all year.

The legendary Drive, She Said return with their first new music since 2010's 'Dreams Will Come – The Best of & More' compilation. 'Pedal To The Metal' is their fifth full studio album and for those fans missing their AOR/Pomp, this is a return to their ultimate best. The two main protagonists Mark Mangold (keyboards) and Al Fritsch (vocals, keyboards, bass and guitars) have combined together along with a plethora of guest musicians, including guitarists Tommy Denander, Daniel Palmqvist, Jon Bivona, Ray De Tone and Ricky Wheels, and glorious backing vocals from such luminaries as Goran Edman, Chandler Mogel, Ted Poley and Randy Jackson, to produce an album to rival their classic debut.

Opening song 'Touch' is vintage DSS; huge chorus, loads of keyboards and a full production. 'Pedal To The Metal' has more keys and is another out and out Rocker. 'Said It All' is classic Drive, She Said AOR whilst 'Writing On The Wall' gallops along at pace and is has a touch of the Deep Purple's about it.

There are several key contenders for Song Of The Year on this album, with 'In 'R Blood', 'Rainbows And Hurricanes', 'Love Will Win In The End' and my personal favourite 'Rain Of Fire' all in the frame and true Melodic Rock masterpieces. This album certainly Rocks but the melody is still key.

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site


Had the album concluded with 'In Your Arms', a great duet with Fiona, I am confident that '...Metal' would have made most Melodic Rock fans Top Ten Albums Of The Year, however, 'Im The Nyte' and 'Lost In You' will have fans divided with their very much "Dance" overtones, programmed drums and vocal effects. The latter is very much a Eurovioson style song; I for one can put up with a bit of diversity but if the whole album had gone down this road then this review would have been very much different.

The album concludes with the acoustic ballad 'All I Wanna Do' which has a bonus track feel about it and combined with the latter two songs does mean that there is a definite tail-off to 'Pedal To The Metal'. If you concentrate, however, on the first nine songs, you will be hard pressed to find a better album all year.

Mark Donnelly

Share this on the web.

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.

 


Comments (0)add comment

Write comment

security image
Write the displayed characters


busy

Member Login



Calendar

<<  January 2022  >>
 Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su 
       1  2
  3  4  5  6  7  8  9
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31      

Search Here

Shout Here

Latest Message: 1 day, 12 hours ago
  • Berny : @vialli999: I've just talked to the guys at Fireworks HQ, unfortunately, the print copy of #90 is no longer available. Sorry! :(
  • vialli999 : DO YOU HAVE A PAPER COPY OF ISSUE 90 BERNY ?
  • vialli999 : forget that last comment i found it....der
  • vialli999 : sorry but i must be really stupid how do i take out a subscription ?
  • vialli999 : I have the download i want a paper copy cheers tel
  • Berny : @vialli999: You get issue 90 from our download store. Would you like to purchase a physical copy?
  • vialli999 : STILL DESPERATE TO GET A COPY OF ISSUE NO. 90
  • Berny : You can pre - order FIREWORKS MAGAZINE #97 now!
  • Deeppurple#1 : Hi,I downloaded my free copy of issue #87 but I can't seem to open the file. Any advice?
  • Berny : RIP Alan Lancaster! :(
  • Berny : @Barneypippa: I forwarded your mail to the Fireworks team. You should receive a reply asap.
  • Barneypippa : My magazine (#96) hasnt arrived yet - should have been here last week
  • Rocktopia Te : @bakerstreetish: Pls. check your email for download instructions.
  • bakerstreeti : Hi, I just bought digital download #96. How will I be able to receive/access it? First time on this site. Thanks!
  • zom414 : Have they been posted out yet? Not received mine yet but may have the release date wrong!
  • Johns Band : Received glossy Fireworks 96 and one of best ever. I am still looking at pictures and "Revisit The Gods AOR Festive" should be great. Probably get download from issue 101 to save on space & it is read to me from audio voice. Already got Robben Ford Instrumental album "Pure" great stuff & Freddy King singing & guitar I love, so Bernie Marsden new album I will have on Amazon Prime. If you are into 70's Rock then new Help Yourself 6 CD Boxset + info will be good for you plus expert to pay no more
  • Berny : Fireworks #96 is out now! :)
  • Berny : @Paul wiv: Pls. check your email!
  • Paul wiv : I have paid for issue 92 but it hasn't downloaded yet.
  • Berny : @Adamson: Bitte kontaktiere mich direkt, meine Mailadresse lautet «email»
  • Adamson : kann man hier auch auf Deutsch schreiben? denn ich hätte eine Frage?
  • KI2000 : Wow, issue #95 has to be the BEST one so far. Congratulations guys!!
  • Hysteria : GREAT MAGAZINE! Keep on rockin' guys!!!
  • Berny : Fireworks Magazine #95 is out now!
  • Berny : @Paul wiv: Many thanks for your purchase, pls. check your mail.
  • Paul wiv : I have bought issue 89 on download but it has not appeared on my account
  • Berny : @pomper: BOTH of your mails were forwarded to the Fireworks Team, please contact me directly at «email» should you still haven’t received a reply.
  • bpomper : trying to confirm my fireworks 94 order with no answer from team rocktopia??
  • bpomper : i ordered fireworks number 94 but never got a conformation other than my paypal receipt. can you confirm it went out. i have transaction id if you need it
  • Berny : @ALL: Should you have any questions about your Fireworks orders, pls. contact me directly at «email»

Only registered users are allowed to post

Follow Us

FacebookTwitterYoutubeGoogle

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site