Fireworks

Tank - 'War Nation' http://rocktopia.co.uk/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x200s/b1/f2/d1/2771_tankwarnation_1348503924.jpg Hot

Added by Central Electronic Brain     September 24, 2012    
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
3968   0   1   0   0   0

Artist

Artist

Title

If you want your rock music fully loaded then it really doesn't get much better than this.

Tank, the UK classic rock band, has produced its second opus of recent times called ´War Nation´. This is a follow up to the very well received ´War Machine´ released in 2010 and the “War” moniker is now a useful key word for indicating new style material in Tank´s extensive catalogue.

The band comprises Mick Tucker and Cliff Evans, both long standing members, on guitars, Doogie White on vocals, Chris Dale on bass and Steve Hopgood coming back to the fold on drums. The sound of this album is even bigger than its predecessor and in the words of Jimmy Page will hit you straight between the eyes. Although, it has a very modern production, there are no gimmicks at all, no keyboards, no effects - no tricks besides the odd pinched harmonic. Evans and Tucker have literally plugged their Les Pauls into a Marshall stack and let rip.

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site


The title track opens proceedings with a galloping guitar rhythm and with vocal hooks galore launches into a memorable chorus - once heard not forgotten. The next track, ´Song Of The Dead´ is more brooding, more epic and verging on anthem territory with many changes of paces and separated passages held together by the ever present Tank dual guitar sound. Moving through the album, ´Don´t Dream In The Dark´ which although as heavy as the rest of the album has a bit more of a commercial vibe to it with its catchy melodies. Doogie´s vocal style always seems to change between his various recordings; he sounds reminiscent of the great Ronnie James Dio on this and a number of other tracks and that´s quite a compliment. And to cap it all, the guitar solo passage is top drawer. ´Dreamer´ is a well-placed song, the closest song on the album to a power ballad and it really works and if rock bands bothered with singles any more, this would be it. The album doesn´t let off with a trio of powerful guitar riff based songs before the final official track on the album entitled ´Hard Road´. A real find and treasure; it is an instrumental penned by Mick Tucker and is first rate and would be enjoyed even by people who don´t normally like songs without words!

The album then has no less than three bonus and very listenable tracks providing a lot of vfm and before I forget it, a special call out is well deserved to Jason Bryce who produced the distinctive and colourful skull, cross and red rose album cover design.

If you want your rock music fully loaded then it really doesn´t get much better than this.

Rob McKenzie

Share this on the web.

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.

 


Comments (0)add comment

Write comment

security image
Write the displayed characters


busy

Member Login



Calendar

<<  October 2019  >>
 Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su 
   1  2  3  4  5  6
  7  8  910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031   

Search Here

Shout Here

Latest Message: 4 days, 11 hours ago
  • Rocktopia Te : @Johns Band: Can you please contact us here: «email»
  • Johns Band : Fireworks Magazine 88 did not arrive by post. paid by PayPal. Any Suggestion.
  • Berny : @bpomper: Can you pls. contact the Rocktopia team here: «email»
  • bpomper : i found the problem..old email i can not access.i have tried to change it by editing my info but it wont allow. any suggestions
  • Berny : @bpomper: A reply was sent yesterday, We recommend checking your spam/junk mail to see if our message was filtered there. The magazine was already sent to your shipping address. Please let me know if you do not receive it within the next couple of days. Thanks for your patience!
  • bpomper : Thanks didnt of that. I still have not heard about fireworks 88 was it sent out. Thankyou
  • Rocktopia Te : @bpomper: For security reasons, we removed your previous message. Please do not post your private e - mail address. Many thanks for your understanding.
  • bpomper : Thanks for the reply. I see download but can you confirm that hardcopy was or is sent ou .thanks.the email i used is inder the contact me info of the website
  • Berny : @bpomper: Apologies for your troubles. Where did you send the email to? We haven't received anything. I will send you a longer reply via mail. Also, you can download the free CD from the "Fireworks" menu on top, but the CD links are only shown if you are logged in.
  • bpomper : 3rd email inquiring about my purchase of fireworks #88. i purchased on the 2oth of sept and today is the 24 with no response...paypal has taken the payment. should i have a down load of the cd for mu usa magazine. Looking forward to an answer
  • bpomper : hello i purchased fireworks #88 through paypal on9/23 and have not recieved an email from rocktopia. purchase is for a hard copy of the mag. should i have cd download instructions.when should i expect it
  • Berny : @Johns Band: I've just sent you an e - mail. Best regards, B.
  • Johns Band : I have ordered FM Live video and £1.99 taken from my PayPal account. How do I download video. Something gone wrong at processing with Fireworks. The links to report it do not work.
  • Berny : @kevinw01: Have you received the mail containing the donwload instructions? It seems as if you are downloading the bonus CDs from the "Fireworks" menu, those are meant for our readers in the USA and Canada whose copies do not come with the CD. I will send you a mail now. Thanks, B.
  • kevinw01 : I have ordered several issues of Fireworks but when I press the download button I only get a copy of the MP3 but not the PDF files. I have an iPad. Am I doing something wrong? Kevin
  • Berny : @ARONITY: Thanks for your order. As stated in the item's description, it can take up to three hours for your purchase to be processed. You should have received a mail containing the download instructions by now. Thanks for your patience!
  • ARONTY : Hi, Just ordered #88 pdf, Paypal show the payment, but no d/l link, please help..
  • Berny : @John: Pls. check your mail, this should have been sorted by now. Apologies for the delay!
  • johnmason : Hi. I paid for #88 and it doesn't show up in the licenses/Downloads and I never received any email telling me how to download it.
  • Rocktopia Te : Fireworks Magazine #88 is out now!
  • SeaDog57 : Thanks Berny got it
  • Berny : @SeaDog57: Not sure why the password disappeared, but it's back. Pls. download your copy from the usual place (i.e. Fireworks - > Bonus CD 87 on the TOP menu). Have fun! :)
  • SeaDog57 : Berny looking for the link and password to Issue 87 free music
  • Berny : @yvesrock: Apologies for the troubles. I've just sent you an email.
  • yvesrock : Hi,I ordered the 11th june the new Fireworks' magazine (issue 87) and I didn't receive it. Can you see if you sent it ? Best wishes Yves
  • yvesrock : Hi,
  • Berny : @Gazza2005: Please accept my apologies for the delay in processing your order. You should have received a confirmation mail by now. We are really trying our best to fix the payment issue as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience! PS: It seems as if you sent the payment twice, we sent you a refund.
  • Gazza2005 : I have bought issue 80 and I still ha e not had confirmation of my download. Please could this be sorted out
  • Gazza2005 : Hello. Can someone direct me to my download please
  • Gazza2005 : Can someone help please

Only registered users are allowed to post

Follow Us

FacebookTwitterYoutubeGoogle

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site