Review : Dallas - Over the Edge
Shake FireThough what makes this EP one of the better EP’s and why Dallas is a band that has made it that way, it’s their range they give in their songs. The devil might be rock & roll and they actually make the song sound that way, when the next track “I Close My Eyes” plays the tempo of the album changes completely. As the title of the songs kind of implies, the song is a little on the softer side yet it still has the beat of a hair metal song. It’s this sort of change in the songs tempos as the tracks progress through the EP that made me like the album. While listening to the songs I was able to distinguish between the last song and the one currently being played as well as the songs keeping my attention fixed on listening to them.
Everything about this band is hair metal, especially the vocals. The songs are loud, with loud vocals, with the chorus being sung in screaming tones. Though I could hear at times some of the sound mixer helping the vocals along it wasn’t too much so where it took away from the sound. In the end it was the instrumentals that really had me enjoying the the songs. It’s hard not to feel the energy and the fun that the songs are putting out, they might not be a group that’s remembered 20 years from now, but for the moment that I was listening to them I had fun....full text
Raised by gypsiesAs soon as this five song EP begins I hear the Bon Jovi coming through. I wonder if maybe I have made some sort of mistake. Is this a reissue? Was this originally released in 1989? I check my facts and realize that this is in fact a 2012 release and I have not gone back to the future.
While the first song even has a chorus full of “whoa-oh’s” like something straight out of “Living On a Prayer”, the second song equally sounds like it could be “Wanted Dead or Alive”. Luckily as we approach our third song, “Open Your Heart”, I hear a bit more Bryan Adams than Bon Jovi. The overall Bon Jovi feel still stays on the remaining songs, but other great rockers channeled include Def Leppard, Guns N Roses and Van Halen (any era). ...full text
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