LEVERAGE return after a ten year gap since their last album with ‘Determinus’ (Frontiers).  On ‘Tiger’ he sounds like Sabaton’s Joakim Brodén (and the song further ties in with Sabaton and that bands love of history as it is about the Tiger tank), a decent song but after hearing his melodic singing with Urban Tale it sounds strange.  ‘Wind Of Morrigan’ is a stand out, otherwise not overly taken by this album and I can’t get sued to Kimmo Blom singing in such a metal style! Existing fans will doubtless be happy though.

Recently picked up two ENUFF Z’NUFF CDs at a charity shop, namely their second album ‘Strength’ (1991) and ‘101’ (2000).

‘Strength’ is a fan favourite featuring ‘Mother’s Eyes’ and ‘Baby Loves You’, an album of pop rock bliss and it charted at number 56 in the UK album charts. ‘10’ (confusingly the band’s ninth studio album) saw the band down to the core duo of Chip Z’Nuff and Donnie Vie, with Johnny Monaco on guitars who would later replace Vie as the band’s singer between 2013 and 2016. The album includes some corkers like ‘Holiday’ and ‘There Goes My Heart’ (a real nod back to the band’s early sound).

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