by Geoff Wilbur
Sponsored In Part By
Michael Schenker Group - The Unforgiven
Whenever you unleash Michael Schenker's guitar, you get some great progressive-leaning
guitar rock. Kelly Keeling's vocals are reminiscent of David Coverdale.
The end result is a high-quality, fast-paced, axe-driven adventure.
Vinnie Moore - The Maze
Clearly ranking among the instrumental album guitar rock gods, Vinnie takes
the listener on a 10-song trip which opens with the title track and engagingly
works its way through a CD full of picture-painting guitar melodies.
Lorrie Morgan - My Heart
Review a Lorrie Morgan album? Well, it's one heckuva country disc, as should
be expected. Lorrie continues to excel at both slow songs and mid-tempo
fast ones. Pick hits are Lorrie's rendition of the Bryan Adams tune "The
Only Thing" and "Things We Do."
Push - Shaken, Not Stirred
Denmark's Push is immediately reminiscent of White Lion, due to the group's
musical style and Martie Peters' accent. This melodic hard rock CD showcases
Push's musical talent and harmonies via tight, fun, polished rock songs.
In the '80s, they'd've been huge. In the late '90s, they're refreshing.
Music could use a Push back in this direction. Top cuts include "Never
Again" and "The Only One."
Backstreet Boys - Millennium
This album solidifies these five young men as the gold standard by which
young vocal groups will be measured for years to come. "I Want It That
Way," "Larger Than Life," and several other cuts are guaranteed hits for
PC69 - Electrified
Digital Dimension Entertainment, Inc.
German-based PC69 delivers an energetic, crisp, fun, melodic, fast-paced
CD that falls on the heavier end of the classic-influenced hard rock category.
Songs like "Shame" and "Break the Silence" are downright... well... Electrified!
And "Gone Again" is a strong, heart-wrenching addition to the world's collection
of power ballads. With indie labels embracing the sort of fun, talented
melodic rock that went "corporate" during the ’80s, PC69’s talent may find
a home in the U.S. with that group of rock fans.