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Heaven's Edge: Get It Right
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Heaven's Edge: Get It Right

Melodic Metal Rock
4.5/5.0

Here's the condensed (sort of) history of Philadelphia's Heaven's Edge. The band was formed in 1987 from the fertile rock soil of Philadelphia and New Jersey region which gave us acts like Cinderella, Skid Row, and that relatively unknown Bon Jovi. Playing live locally and regionally, Heaven's edge prepped for their debut album. Dropped in 1990 to good reviews, the album featured the singles Find Another Way, Play Dirty, and Skin To Skin, which became their first music video. Their touring success culminated with opening at Philadelphia's legendary Spectrum for the Ronnie James Dio/Yngwie Malmsteen tour.

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With changes in the music industry looming (grunge), personnel shifts, and label switches, the band would eventually dissolve in 1993. However, five years later a second album, Some Other Place, Some Other Time, with demos and rarities would appear. Jump another 15 years and Heaven's Edge would have a reunion show at Nottingham's Firefest. Which led to live performances on The Monsters Of Rock cruise at the M3 festival in Baltimore. Their reunion would continue to roll on back home until tragedy struck the band with the death of original bass player George G.G. Guidott in 2019. Yet this was not the end for Heaven's Edge. Vocalist Mark Evans met bassist Jaron Gulino and Heaven's Edge would rebound. Now the band returns with their third studio album Get It Right for the Frontiers Music label.


After that not so condensed history, I'll try to make my summation of the album a bit more succinct. Heaven's Edge's sound and songs can be described rather simply: melodic metal rock driven by twin guitars and killer solos, then wrapped in an AOR wrapper of fine song melody, rock groove, and catchy refrains. You know that formula. If that appeals to you, then you will like everything about this album, including the fact that every song is a winner. My favorites included Gone Gone Gone, What Could Have Been (very AORish), the strong rocker Dirty Little Secret, and punchy rock anthem, Raise Em Up. If you dig some speed and cow bells, you'll enjoy the fast-paced rocker, 9 Lives.

All said, Heaven's Edge's comeback album Get It Right gets it right: Theirs is straight-up guitar driven melodic metal rock with plenty AOR groove and guitar slinging solos. Easily recommended.



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The Take Away

All said, Heaven's Edge's comeback album Get It Right gets it right: Theirs is straight-up guitar driven melodic metal rock with plenty AOR groove and guitar slinging solos. Easily recommended.

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