Frank DiMino first broke onto the hard rock scene in the mid 70’s when he fronted Angel, which thanks to Gene Simmons help was signed on to the same label as KISS (Casablanca Records) where they released a series of albums and got some fame with their classic track “The Tower” before fading away. After working on various projects (mainly soundtracks), DiMino has returned to his roots with some melodic hard rock along with a pretty well-known group of veteran musicians such as Oz Fox, Eddie Ojeda, Punky Meadows and Rickey Medlocke to name a few. What we have here is some top quality 70’s AOR meets 80’s hard rock that has a very strong bluesy feel to it. In fact DiMino’s voice sounds just as if it did back in the day, if not even better these days! My first thoughts on hearing this CD is why the hell did it take so long for him to bust out something like this? There is not a single weak track on this entire album! The music is just ripping and as I stated before his voice is just incredible whether he’s doing a slower track or rocking out, he has complete control and his voice is so perfectly suited to the music here. Back in the 70’s as good as Angel were, they were just missing that certain something to keep them from truly breaking out and after hearing what he is able to do here, I wonder if the end of Angel made the rock and metal scene that much darker because of it. He definitely has the voice to conquer the metal world! All I can say is this CD is very HABIT forming!
Choice Tracks – Never Again, Rockin In The City, Even Now, I Can’t Stop Loving You, Sweet Sensation