Temptation' is the latest album from Frédéric Slama and
his AOR project, and once again he has amassed a fine array of stars of
the Melodic and Hard Rock world, both musically and vocally.
time round Slama has be joined by a "who's who" of the Melodic
and Hard Rock world with Tommy Denander, Paul Sabu, James Christian
(House Of Lords), Philip Bardowell (Unruly Child), Jerry Hludzik
(Dakota), Göran Edman (Crossfade), Chris Ousey (Heartland, Virginia
Wolf), Paul Shortino (Rough Cutt, Quiet Riot), Hank Erix (Houston), Joey
Summer, Rick Riso, Michael Landau, Mike Baird, Christian Tolle, Bruce
Gaitsch, Alessandro Del Vecchio & all Lionville members and many
album get's underway with ‘No Margin For Error’ featuring the vocals
of Bardowell, which is a great way to open up the album. A great
slice of pure unadulterated melody rich rock worthy of the musicians
high quality tunes continue with ‘Above Suspicion’, this time with
the vocal might of Göran Edman leading this one. Definitely one
for the old guard of the genre.
time for Chris Ousey to take up the mike for the hard rocking ‘From
L.A. To Paris’ and the legend that is James Christian to keep the hard
rock flowing with the excellent ‘A Heartbeat Away’.
of my favourite vocalist's Paul Shortino lays down his unmistakable
vocals to the harder edged ‘Silent Victory’, before the melodic
tones of ‘No Ones Gonna Hurt Me Anymore’ floods through the
speakers, featuring Rick Riso.
fine album continues to impress with ‘Second Chance’, the second
track to feature Göran Edman at the mike and again the Crossfade
frontman delivers on so many levels.
more than half way through the album and its been all killer, no filler
so far and that continues as another favourite vocalist of mine Mr Paul
Sabu delivers those timeless pipes of his on the rockier ‘Out On The
Streets’, before we get a little old school AOR vibe from Jerry
Hludzik on ‘Hold Back The Dawn’.
traditional hard rocking of ‘The Price To Pay’ is brought back with
Hank Erix & Göran Edman, bringing their collective talents to this
one, then it's time for Sabu to return to bring his unmistakable vocal
prowess to ‘Outside Heaven’, before the album closes in fine style
with the modern rocker ‘When Darkness Falls’, which features Joey
Summer leading the vocal charge.
has to be ranked as one of the AOR albums of the year, there is so much
talent on display and so much for fans of the genre that it's simply
impossible to fault.
Review by: Barry McMinn
No Margin For Error
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