Upon the strength of their debut album, England's Daylight Robbery has been busy. They've supported Uriah Heep on tour, appeared with the likes Tesla, FM, and Danny Vaughn among others and, in the past year, appeared at UK's Sonisphere. Riding a shooting star that high may have been the reason for the title of their second album, Falling Back to Earth.
It's basically another AOR melodic rock tour-de-force from the band. While they rock like it's Eighties deja vu, channeling the great from Toto to Journey to Dokken to [insert your favorit 80's band here], their sound is fresh and clean. Start anywhere. Production or individual musicianship. Composition or melody. Daylight Robbery has the requisite elements nailed down tight.
There's strong lead vocals and dramatic vocal arrangements. Tight arrangements that reign in every member and intstrument. Keyboards that offer both texture and brightness. Harmony in guitar parts and impressive soaring solos. The rhythm moves with ease, comfortably keeping beat and pace. All this makes the songs sound rather large, terrifically, and anthem like, appropriate for a Sonisphere arena. Notable for such a venue would be Redlights, Samarah Never Sleeps, I'll Be Seeing You, and even Between The Lines. That latter song is one that blurs the line between anthem and ballad, having sweet synths, piano and guitar lines, and more than a bit of that Journey epic feeling. It's the best song here. All in all, this is solid AOR melodic rock with no filler: compact, complete and entertaining. Easily recommended.
Daylight Robbery's Falling Back to Earth is solid AOR melodic rock with no filler: compact, complete and entertaining. Easily recommended.
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 ]