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They pick and choose stuff to use, stick it together and make a sometimes intoxicating brew. 

You know all those ridiculous TV chefs who announce “my take on an old favourite” and then give us a deconstructed apple pie consisting of an apple and a roll of pastry? Well, this Spanish band doesn’t confect such errant nonsense, but they do take stuff we know well and shape it to their will.

‘Here With Me’ is a rousing offering, soaring to the skies but always with one eye on the Classic Rock charts and doing the Bluesy business. ‘Since I Fell For You’ actually has some Pop sensibility and ‘Just To Hear You Say’ has all the chiming expected from AOR except that a Country tinged solo crashes the party. ‘I Believe In Love’ does the same but with more style, ‘Peace Of Mind’ messes about with some well heard melodies but is saved by that Toto one - note piano purity – and ‘Bring You Down’ is them finally having a go at an almost full on smoky atmospheric track. And then Christopher Cross Rocks up to sooth us on ‘Angeline’ but offers nothing but calm imprecations.

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

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This is well done; Jesus Espin takes his tonsils for a stroll very successfully and Ivan Gonzalez takes care to make his solos flow like a rolling river. It is just that we will have heard it before, perhaps not done this way but certainly familiar. They pick and choose stuff to use, stick it together and make a sometimes intoxicating brew.  

The other times you can take it or leave it.

Steve Swift

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