Twenty-two years in the music business, six albums, three live albums, and a solid line up from the start: these are the strengths of Germany's Fair Warning. They are melodic hard rock heroes in Germany, Europe as a whole, and especially, their friends in Japan, where they tour often.
So what should we expect from Sundancer, their seventh long player? Well, Fair Warning doing what they do best: diligent, entertaining, and sometime predictable melodic hard rock. Simple and to the point. It's not to say that the band has matured. For some they may sound heavier than 2009's Aura, but that may simply be a matter of taste.
Alternatively, while they stand their melodic rock ground, and the entire work is enjoyable, nothing here stands out, nothing jumps out capturing your ears. Yet all the songs are pure Fair Warning. For instance, Man in the Mirror, Natural High, Touch My Soul, and Hit and Run basically rock, and show that Fair Warning has not lost any momentum. One thing that's interesting is that of 14 songs there is only one ballad, Send Me a Dream, and it's one of the best songs on the album. Despite the inherent familiarity, maybe redundancy, it's hard to quibble with a band that gives you 14 songs, consistently good, at over an hour. If you dig this band or melodic hard rock in the best and classic tradition, you will love Fair Warning's Sundancer. It's that simple.
If you dig this band or melodic hard rock in the best and classic tradition, you will love Fair Warning's Sundancer. It's that simple.
Mat Sinner is both an icon and legend in the German, and the larger European, hard rock and heavy metal scene. Cranking out music since 1982, Sinner is an industrious and prolific musician and producer whether through his namesake band, the heavy metal heroes Primal ... [ Read More ]