Desbrow states : "I'm proud about the new album! It's a new birth of the band." and Mark Kendall says : "the energy in the studio is amazing. This is the most excited I've been since I was nine-years-old and got my first guitar!" The band, except Ilous (vocals), Desbrow and Kendall (guitars), also consists of Michael Lardie on guitars and keyboards and the, also, newcomer Scott Snyder on bass.
"Elation" features twelve strong bluesy hard rock anthems that they have nothing to be envy about the band's glory days. Terry Ilous performances are more than superb, the guitar sound is excellent and the musicianship is top notch! "Heart Of A Man", "Love Train" and "Something For You" are all superb pieces of classic Great White while "Shotgun Willie's" is one of my personal favourites from this new effort. "Just For Tonight" has an 80's feeling and reminds me of XYZ in some parts and "Resolution" has a nice groovier sound.
All in all, this is a solid comeback album that will put a big smile upon the faces of the band's die hards but, also, some bluesier fans as well!
HeavyParadise's Rating : 8/10
Track List : (I've Got) Something For You; Feelin' So Much Better; Love Train; Heart Of A Man; Hard To Say Goodbye; Resolution; Shotgun Willie's; Promise Land; Lowdown (Bonus Track); Just For Tonight; Love Is Enough; Complicated.