SUNSTORM - Emotional Fire

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Mainstream/AOR | Heft: Jahrgang 2012, eclipsed Nr. 139 / 4-2012 | VÖ-Jahr: 2012 | Wertung: 6/10 | Label: Frontiers | Autor: ML

The third album of the Sunstorm project can be said to have a lot of positive things, but certainly not that it possesses emotional fire. The eleven tracks were created again under the direction of Dennis Ward and his musical staff and were draped around the voice of the ex-Rainbow-/Deep Purple-/Yngwie Malmsteen vocalist, just like the first two Sunstorm works. Some of the songs used come from albums in which Turner was a background singer in the eighties (Michael Bolton, Cher). From the conception point of view it's certainly a good idea, but far too seldom the spark wants to jump from the songs. The whole album sounds as if the producer had held back the musicians and the singer all the time. Or at the latest with the mix all extravagant passages mixed into the background. The fact that Turner in particular is still convincing is probably due to his routine and class. Enjoyed in small doses ("Gina" or "Lay Down Your Arms"), Sunstorm can convince with the right mood. For her entire block of penalties, however, one needs standing qualities.

Top track: Lay Down Your Arms

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