Music Review-Fair Warning-Sundancer

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1. TROUBLED LOVE
2. KEEP IT IN THE DARK
3. REAL LOVE
4. HIT AND RUN
5. MAN IN THE MIRROR
6. NATURAL HIGH
7. JEALOUS HEART
8. TOUCH MY SOUL
9. SEND ME A DREAM
10. PRIDE
11. GET REAL
12. HOW DOES IT FEEL
13. LIVING ON THE STREETS
14. COOL
15. JUST AS SHE SMILES (bonus track digipak)

C.C. Behrens – drums / Tommy Heart – vocals / Ule W. Ritgen – bass /
Helge Engelke – guitars

Review-Can I be honest, Tommy Heart is a great vocalist and can really deliver. But, I am just so sick of classic melodic popish metal, to me that is why I never really listened to much of Fair Warning, because I just know what to expect and I may not be the fan they are trying to reach. The music is catchy enough, but it is just so predictable and formula, that I just do not have the patience required for this band. I listened to this whole cd trying so hard to be converted and maybe try to change my mind, but not one thing on here really screamed to me that I would want to seek out their earlier stuff or even listen to this again. Bands like Circle II Circle suffer the same deal, I know they have powerhouse singers but the band plays this classic safe pop rock that I just wish the music came across more exciting and jumping out at me. As much as I love old school Prog music, I am just not into this scene today. And music like this, I put in that same class, just basic pop metal that has a lot of style I guess and execution, but I am just not into it. Tommy Heart for fans of this kind of music has a powerful melodic range that delivers, and Engelke’s guitar work is decent, I mean the musicians are ok in this type of music for fans of this genre, but I am just not into this stuff unless they have a female singer who sounds like Nico, Slick or Janis. Some of the songs were ok and passable, so I will not trash this cd because it is not my taste of music.

3 out of 10