The problem with too many melodic hard rock
releases is that they focus too much on the "melodic" and not enough on the
"hard rock." Such is not the case with W.E.T.'s "Retransmission," a melodic
hard rock album with plenty of melody but with an edge that makes it
"Retransmission" is a big, hard-rocking album
with amazingly full production and incredible talent by all on full display.
It’s full of fist-pumping anthems and soaring rockers and the beauty here is
that the keyboards add depth, not soften the sound, which, once again,
happens far too often.
It's hard to say I've got a favorite track
here because they all kick ass, even the token ballad, "What Are You Waiting
For" which bolsters its slow pace with stunning vocals (the legendary Jeff
Scott Soto) and super-crisp sound. It reminds me of Kiss's "Forever" in its
tone and I love that tune, too.
I’ve heard a number of great albums already
this young year and "Retransmission" is way up on the top of the list.
Keyboardist Robert Säll,
guitarist Erik Mårtensson, vocalist Jeff Scott Soto, lead guitarist Magnus
Henriksson, bassist Andreas Passmark. and drummer Robban Bäck.
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A classic. This record will kick your ass.
Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.
So-so. You've heard better.
Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.
Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.
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