Talon - 2011 - III
- Crying To Me
- The Last Time
- Did You Have To Say
- Takr You All The Way
- Maybe One Day
- You Don´t Know Me At All
- Walk Away
- When Will I
- You Got What It Takes
Talon “III” recently completed mixing at The Recovery Room by Ty Sims (Far Cry, Tango Down) and is full of classic hard rock songs and ballads that the band describes as “really a return to the sound, vibe and energy of our debut S/T release”. “This latest CD was a total labour of love and we all feel this will be our strongest release to date! We pulled out all the stops and really think the results speak for themselves and is an excellent follow-up to our recent ‘Fallen Angels’ release”. In addition, premiere vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (Journey, Talisman, JSS) has a guest appearance on the album with some amazing lead vocals on the hard-driving track “Take You All The Way”! The best musicians contributed their best talents to help create an outstanding release !
Shawn Pelata - Lead and Backing Vocals
Kory Voxen - Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Jim Kee - Lead Guitar
Phil Keller - Bass Guitar
Eric Ragno – Keyboards
John Parker - Drums
I have to confess that I never have heard Talon before so I came into this with an open mind.
First impression was not a totally positive one. Sure this is good and got some really good songs on it. But it didn´t kick me in the face. And that´s what I want from a great album. But some times the albums that grows on you stands the test of time better.
After a few times it grows on you and you start to discover that some songs are really good. Like “Did you have to say” , “ Walk Away” , “You don´t know me at all” and the song that features Jeff Scott Soto on Vocals “Take you all the way” but the best song on the album is in my opinion “Brothers”
This is straight old school Hard Rock. No more, no less ! There are a good mix of up-tempo, mid-tempo and ballads. And it is good but there are some things that could be better. The thing that strikes me the most is the singer. There is something about him that really bugs me. The guy can sing, but seems like he tries to hard sometime. He sounds really good when he sings in a lower key with a relaxed voice. But sometimes it sounds like he tries to put an attitude into it and that don’t suit him. Feels like his voice cracks and it´s not pleasant. So in my mind I wonder if it was a good idea to have Jeff singing on the album. Jeff has a amazing voice and it makes you compare them and that´s just not fair.
But as I said before there are some really good songs on the album so it is worth checking out
Last Updated (Wednesday, 09 January 2013 18:46)