Title: ReachLabel: Frontiers Music Srl
a five-year studio hiatus Danny Vaughn and his band return
with their new album ‘Reach’, on this new opus Vaughn is
joined by band founder Michael Clayton Arbeeny and new
members Chris Green on guitars, Ged Ryland on keyboards and
completing the line-up, Chris Childs on bass.
this new album the band have decided to expand their music
boundaries and produce what I feel is the band strongest
album since their debut ‘Don’t Come Easy’. Yes
the band have kept to their trademark melodies and choruses,
but they have also brought the band slap bang into the now.
album opens up with title track 'Reach', this is Tyketto on
2016, big guitars with monster hooks, a powerful rhythm
section and of course those unmistakable Vaughn vocals,
before what I perceive is the new sound of Tyketto a hard
hitting rocker ‘Big Money’. A massive anthemic
rocker that really packs a punch, with Green really ripping
up a storm on this one, while the powerful rhythm section of
Childs and Clayton just lay down one of the solidest
foundations I’ve heard from Tyketto, along with Ryland who
brings in those massive keyboards that we’ve come
accustomed to from his Ten days and his Rage of Angels.
album continues to impress with another great rocker ‘Kick
Like A Mule’. This one really does kicks some
serious ass (pun intended), before the tempo is brought down
with more gentle vibes of ‘Circle The Wagons’. A
slice of melody rich rock that just oozes class.
tempo is picked up once more with the stomping ‘I Need To
Know’, again with plenty of big riffing from Green which
really drives this one forward. Joined by a funk
ridden bass line from Childs which is equal to the chunky
guitars. Definitely one of real powerhouse tracks of
where Green really excels is on the superb ‘Tearing Down
The Sky’, before it's back to the more gentler side of
Tyketto with ‘Letting Go’. This one takes me back
to the 'Don’t Come Easy' years, with Vaughn at his smooth
best. He still has one of the most recognisable voices
in the genre and has never sounded as good as he does on
tempo is once more picked up with another big time rocker
‘The Fastest Man on Earth’, another of my favourite
tracks off this superb album, as is the haunting edgy blues
of ‘Remember My Name’, which is hard rocking cowboys
style, gun slinger rock n' roll.
big rockers come thick and fast on this album and they
continue to impress as things go from hard to harder with
the excellent ‘Sparks Will Fly’.
opens up with a majestic piano keyboard courtesy of Ryland
as it builds into a great old school power-ballad, before
the album closes with ‘The Run’, which this for me is
the progression of Tyketto over the past few years, starting
off with an acoustic guitar, but this gently falls away and
as Green lets rip on the full electric. For me this is
Tyketto then and Tyketto now in perfect harmony.
know there has already been some negativity on some of the
forums and notice boards regarding this album, I don’t
know what they are listening to, maybe it's one of those
leaked versions of the album, but for me this is Tyketto’s
best album in years. Yes this genre doesn't like
change, but if bands don’t expand they become stagnant and
the energy is lost. I can't
wait to hear this 2016 version live because this album just
rocks big style.
Review by: Barry McMinn
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