Aura Metal Heaven 2009
Can it really be seventeen years since the first Fair Warning album came out? Sadly, it's true, as my grey whiskers will attest. This is the second album since the band regurgitated, following on from "Brother's Keeper", and really does hark back to the splendid melodic rock of their debut.
Tommy Heart has always had a great voice, but this release really sees him singing his, um, heart out on hard rocking gems like 'Fighting For Your Love', as well as an array of mighty power ballads, with the oddly titled 'As Snow White Found Out', my particular favourite.
If there's a slight quibble, it's that most of the material bobs along at the same tempo. However, with songs this good, and a band playing at their peak, it really doesn't matter that much. A sparkling melodic rock return.
© Stuart A Hamilton
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