What goes around, comes around. That oft quoted phrase best describes the current trend of old bands regrouping and hoping to regain some of that old luster of days past. You know who I'm taking about. For better or worse, some should have stay retired. Others are finding new strength and creativity. Hard rock stalwarts Tesla fall into the latter category. 'Forever More' is a roaring good disc of melodic hard rock.
Overall, 'Forever More' will not find you reminiscing nor hoping for the past victories of, say, 'Mechanical Resonance,''The Great Radio Controversy,' or 'Bust A Nut.' Nearly 20 years since their most popular effort and 14 years from their last best effort, Tesla brings re-engineered creativity and a vibrant modern sensibility to their classic sound. Throughout 'Forever More' the riffs are heavier and bolder yet still balanced against tremendous melodic arrangements. 'Forever More,' 'I Wanna Live,' 'Breakin' Free' and 'In A Hole Again drive this motif home with entertaining acumen. For post modern Tesla listen to 'So What' or 'The First Time.' If you really do need some retrospective memories you might find them on 'Just In Case' and 'All Of Me' (best song on the album) which strike close to the classic Tesla vibe.
Whatever your expectations are (or are not), Tesla's 'Forever More' a is delightful album filled with creative and vigorous modern Tesla hard rock. Current purveyors of melodic hard rock, whether in the States or overseas, should taken a lesson: this is how it's done. Highly recommended! - Craig Hartranft
Whatever your expectations are (or are not), Tesla's 'Forever More' a is delightful album filled with creative and vigorous modern Tesla hard rock. Long time fans will be surprised and pleased; and hopefully the current sonically stunted generation will catch on as well.
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