Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Mainstream/AOR | Heft: Jahrgang 2013, eclipsed Nr. 151 / 6-2013 | VÖ-Jahr: 2013 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Big Slice | Autor: ML

The second studio album of the Canadian band around singer Jonas Tomalty is also filled with racy, radio-compatible songs like the predecessor "Big Slice" (2010). The pieces were written under the direction of the frequently booked producer and composer Marti Frederiksen (among others Aerosmith, Foreigner, Meat Loaf, Buckcherry, Ozzy, Pink, Sheryl Crow). And so the once again increased mainstream compatibility is of course not surprising. But according to calculated radio rock, "Live Out Loud" doesn't sound at all; the band acts with guitarist Corey Diabo, bassist Jean-Sebastian Baciu and drummer Martin Lavalee simply too committed and full of energy. Frontman Jonas Tomalty also has a variable, recognizable, pithy voice. This already distinguished him from his predecessor band, which first caught the eye in 2004 with the Stevie Nicks cover "Edge Of Seventeen" under the name Jonas. So far everything in the deep green area on "Live Out Loud". For the ballads ("Cover Me", "Good Love") Frederiksen would have better brought Steven Tyler or Pink into the studio.

Top track: Ultimate Low

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