Monday, October 21, 2013

Place Vendome - Thunder in the distance

Place Vendome - Thunder in the distance (2013) Frontiers Records
Produced by Dennis Ward
Tracks : 1.Talk to me 2.Power of music 3.Broken wings 4.Lost in paradise 5.It can´t rain forever 6.Fragile ground 7.Hold your love 8.Never too late 9.Heaven lost 10.My heart is dying 11.Break out 12.Maybe tomorrow 13.Thunder in the distance
2,5 out of 5

I can´t believe it´s already 20 years since Kiske left Helloween, how time flies by. And he is still a busy guy so no signs of retiring just yet, last year his new band Unisonic released their debut album and this year he made a guest appearance on the new Avantasia album "The mystery of time".
It also seems like Kiske wants to keep a steady time schedule of 4 years between each Place Vendome album, the debut came out in 2005 which was followed by the 2nd one "Streets of fire" in 2009 that leads us to the 3rd "Thunder in the distanced", out on Nov 1st.
Once again, Kiske teamed up with producer Dennis Ward to collaborate on a new set of melodic rock tunes with AOR flavor, but the new album is hardly exciting because you already know the choruses before you´ve heard them. This is so predictable and average but I guess fans of Place Vendome will be pleased anyway, there are actually a few great songs like "It can´t rain forever", "Fragile ground" and the title track. Plus the artwork is beautiful.

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