Eighteen years is a long time. It's been that long since the original Tyketto line up has put new music to tape. But after several reunion gigs over the past several years, Tyketto have crafted a fine platter of songs.
Actually, long time fans will think that lapse of time insignificant. Tyketto seems to have simply picked up where they left off with Strength in Numbers. Dig In Deep is simply a fine album of melodic hard rock songs built around great melodies, diverse arrangements and, of course, Danny Vaughn's words and fine vocal arrangements.
There's some stand out rock songs like Faithless and The Fight Left In Me. But also some smooth ballads and anthems in Battle Lines and This How We Say Goodbye. Perhaps the best material comes in those songs were Vaughn turns some interesting and arresting phrases. The aforementioned Battle Lines, but also Monday and Here's Hoping It Hurts are moments of lyrical genius, and the music is damn fine, too.
If you've wondered what happened to Tyketto, especially since the so-called farewell tour, well, they're in excellent form. Dig In Deep is the Tyketto album you've been waiting for. Quite recommended.
Standing strong after 18 years without new music, with Dig In Deep, Tyketto delivers the goods: skillful and strong melodic hard rock.
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