Saturday, March 3, 2012


While the first two Sunstorm releases basic inspiration came from the Melodic Rock catalogue of songs that Joe Lynn Turner penned for himself or other artists of the genre, for this third album, Frontiers and JLT decided to look at Turner's numerous vocal sessions he did in the 80's as a background vocalist for other artists. This brought on a resurrection of some of Michael Bolton's Melodic Rock gems such as ,,Gina", ,,You Wouldn't Know Love" and ,,Emotional Fire", which Bolton penned for the HEART OF STONE album by Cher. With production and mixing once again under the expert hands of the mighty Dennis Ward, the third Sunstorm album, "EMOTIONAL FIRE", it is destined to reignite the Melodic Rock passion in every fan.

The album starts with the simply stunning tune of "Never Give Up". For sure, the perfect appetizer of what's coming-up next. Songs such as "Torn In Half", "The Higher You Rise" and "Lay Down Your Love" along with the covers "You Wouldn't Know Love" and "Gina" are going to blow you away with their melodies and J.L.Turner's superb vocal performances! The rest of the tracks are all well-played with brilliant harmonies, catchy chorus lines and a tight musicianship. No filler in sight and that means that this record contains some of the best melodic hard rock anthems of this year so far!

All in all, this is a record that you must have for 2012. My personal favourite release thus far and an album that will end up high in my this year's Top 20 albums. J.L.Turner has done it again to release a timeless album! Well done!
HeavyParadise's Rating : 8/10

Track List : 1. Never Give Up 2. Emotional Fire 3. Lay Down Your Arms 4. You Wouldn't Know Love 5. Wish You Were Here 6. Torn In Half 7. Gina 8. The Higher You Rise 9. Emily 10. Follow Your Heart 11. All I Am

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