Sunday, November 12, 2023

REVIEW : VITALINES, Wheels Within Wheels (Frontiers Music s.r.l. Release: 20 October 2023)

VITALINES is the amazing project between two of today's most respectable musicians in the melodic rock/AOR world; Robbie LaBlanc (singer of Blanc Faces, Find Me, T3nors) and songwrtier/musician Tommy Denander.

"WheelsWithin Wheels" is entitle the band's opus that is going to be released through the Italian music label Frontiers Music. It's an album that 'smells' classic AOR/Melodic Rock from miles away. A true sensational record that every serious melodic rock fan should own. Melodies out from heaven, the unique 'smooth' and passionante vocals by La Blanc along with Denander's musical genious creates simply killer AOR gem that you will fell in love with. Classic sounds from bands such as Foreigner, TOTO and Giant along with a more updated sound from bands such as FIND ME and Radioactive and there you have great opus all the way. 

"Judgement Day Is Here" kicks-off things here impressively and with a more heavier approach. For sure an amazing opener that will leave you hungry for more. In "Hello World We Need To Talk" we have a more west-coast AOR tune with a nice groove while in "Cards From Another Game", "Love Thunder" and "You Never Know With Magic" we have three highlights out of the new album. Breathtaking melodies, stunning hooks and choruses, fantastic vocals and big arrangements! The smooth AOR gem of "Life Waits For No One" is such a beautiful track with its moodier melody in it!! The song that closes this great record, "Nothing But Silence", is yet another great one and is among my personal favorites. 

A simply top-notch, high quality Melodic Rock/AOR gem that every fan of this genre should own! The quality and talent of these two great musicians, LaBlanc & Denander, create an overall magical musical ride!!! 

🏆  10 / 10 

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