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Final release by the Californian melodic rockers.

Californian melodic rockers Worlds Apart have been around since the early 1990’s releasing four CDs, the last being 2010’s ‘Clean Slate’, prior to this final release as the band have decided to go their ‘Separate Ways’. Despite some notable support slots with the likes of Dokken, Cinderella, Night Ranger and others, they never really made it past that level and minor cult status amongst the melodic, hair metal aficionados. ‘Separate Ways’ is a collection of songs recorded back in 1992 which never made it to an official release until now.

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

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Musically it’s all very competent stuff, strong vocals from Jay Davids, some nice guitar work throughout but the songs just don’t have those hooks or overall quality that would have taken the band to the next level. Despite the original tapes being remixed and remastered, the album still has a demo feel to it and if the tapes weren’t considered good enough for a full release back in 1992 then why should they be any more notable thirty years later? Don’t get me wrong there nothing bad here, opener ‘That’s Why They Sent Me’ sets the stage as a nice mid tempo rocker full of harmonies and vocal overlays. Other tracks hint towards more Cinderella style bluesy influences with ‘Riding On A Whisper’ being another highlight along with what sounds like a few horns adding to the textures of ‘Can’t Let Go’. There are the obligatory power ballads ‘Desperation’ and title track ‘Separate Ways’ and…well, more of the same really.

If you already know the band or are a connoisseur of nineties melodic rock then you’ll find this will be a great way to round off their career. If not, there is nothing here that will make you want to go out and look up the band’s back catalogue.

Ian Parry

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