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14-12-2017 13:25
The Vatican appears rocked alongside scandal and resignations fair as church leaders necessity trappings up to make good on frail Pope Benedict XVI. The Vatican today appears rocked close to licenti

14-12-2017 13:11
The album is called Wake Up! It does include some light prog rock along with speeches' excerpts.

14-12-2017 13:02
Terry constancei know that is probably said often.. however reading this actually made me understand how much time i've wasted, worrying about things that had been so pointless. have a look [url=

14-12-2017 01:20
Chris, is there such an album? Maybe we should get Alun onto the case. He loves those oddball albums.

13-12-2017 23:49
Performance enhancing aspect....never did much for me.

13-12-2017 23:49
Like Froome, my 5k and 10k times are now in doubt, as it seems I took too many puffs of my inhaler before the races.In all seriousness it sounds pretty odd that an inhaler used by millions has such an

13-12-2017 23:43
Canít believe Pope Francis 2015 release, Wake Up, has not been reviewed yet here at GDM?

13-12-2017 17:40
Man, I really thought Froome was above any doubt, but this will always hang like a shadow now. Damn! Unlikely to win Sports Personality of the Year on the Beeb now too.

13-12-2017 17:38
Look what happened when the Pope signed to Infinity? Brought the company down and certainly ruined TKO's career. Brad Sinsel probably not a fan.

13-12-2017 11:37
Oh dear, Chris Froome in a doping scandal. This looks bad.

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Satin - 2017 It's About Time

ALBUM: It's About Time
LABEL: Verum Music
YEAR: 2017


LINEUP: Tom Satin - all vocals, all instruments, mixing, production

TRACK LISTING:? 01 Look Up In The Sky * 02 I'll Never Let You Down * 03 Waiting For Someone * 04 Use It Or Lose It * 05 The Damage Got Done * 06 This Time * 07 Heading For A Fall * 08 Who You Are * 09 True Love * 10 Lying Eyes


WEBLINKS: Official Website | FB Page

This new CD was officially released last week, and is making inroads quickly. He is the Norwegian one-band Satin (or Tom Satin to the rest of us). He might be a new name to most of us, but he's been around for a decade or more. If you are a member of the KISS Army, you'll likely remember his name from a bunch of Kiss covers he put online back in 2005. He became a bit of an underground hero as a result. Moving forward in time, Satin's debut album came out in 2014, and flew under the radar it would seem; not many melodic rock websites giving him a mention, including us. Until now that is. His second one 'It's About Time' is aptly named, and if you enjoyed an album like Bryan Cole's CD from last year, then Satin is templated from the same design. I slapped this on, and I'm into it. Let's study each song in detail.

The Songs
'Look Up In The Sky' - This one just lands on the speakers and takes over like a boss. Great keys, vocals and tough riffs. Hell, great everything!

'I'll Never Let You Down' - The thrills from the opener troll into track two. Familiar strands of AOR along with chant-a-long chorus brings the listening audience into play.

'Waiting For Someone' - This starts out as a ballad, with an ambient piano taking the lead. But by the one-minute mark, the song surges into powerful anthem territory for the chorus. The piano returns for the verses and from this point, we see alternating patterns of ebb/flow.

'Use It Or Lose It' - A well worn AOR derived pattern introduces this one, again straight from the 80's. The mid-section is the song's change-up moment and provides contrast in tempo and style change.

'The Damage Got Done' - It's hard to describe this one. It gallops along upon a racy arrangement. It seems to be more pop-based. though the guitars spruce it up somewhat.

'This Time' - There's a Bon Jovi vocal happening on this one, the drum pattern is not a traditional one, and give this one a point of difference.

'Heading For A Fall' - This track is the bonafide ballad of the album. You'd have to wind the clock back to the 80's to find the quality of such a track located on hundreds of rare LP's long since forgotten. It's a good thing Mr Satin hasn't forgotten!

'Who You Are' - A track full of interesting synth parts, which sits besides some tough guitar parts. Another track with a killer chorus too.

'True Love' - This is a genuine 80's rocker with atypical guitar runs from our favourite era of rock.

'Lying Eyes' - The album closer, love those spicy synths on the verses, and this rocks out to the end. The vocal harmonies and chorus are highlights.

In Summary
Though this is a Norwegian effort, I didn't hear any similarities to other countrymen like Stage Dolls, On The Rise, or Stoneflower. Tom recorded, mixed and produced the whole thing, so he's a talent in the making, no doubt we'll be seeing his name in neon lights before long. I'm thinking that if you are an 80's fan of Stan Bush, Rick Springfield, Michael Morales and Bon Jovi, then Tom Satin is a name that just might stick to the wall looking into the years ahead. Grab this with GDM's total recommendation.

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