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The Best of 2014!
January 26, 2015 -
2014, the year that was. The Best of lists from Mike, Pete, Jez, Terry, and myself have been posted. A strong year, but actually there was less consensus amongst the 5 of us then there has ever been. That tells me there were a LOT of good releases across many genres. Enjoy!
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|From: Chris C.
||Date: January 30, 2001 at 12:13|
|This is a huge improvement over the Sherriff album that Freddy did before it me thinks!!!! Waiting for love and Heroes are both A++ songs that really show Freddy's wonderful voice!!!
|From: tony w
||Date: March 17, 2001 at 1:57|
|a 2 word review!! ...bloody genius!!!!
||Date: September 18, 2001 at 17:35|
|Go back and listen to Sheriff again, an absolutely incredible album and this is just as good. Check out Freddy's solo cd's too! This guy can't do no wrong!!
||Date: October 20, 2001 at 8:59|
|To me this is perhaps the best album ever; it has everything and I llike every song, although 'Waiting for love' it's one of the best I've ever heard. Can't imagine AOR without this album
|From: Buzz Lightyear
||Date: October 29, 2001 at 9:41|
|This is one of my all time favourite CD's. Stunningly flawless AOR Heaven. A must have.
||Date: January 1, 2002 at 10:24|
|Production, songs, vocal performance, musicianship: it's all here. This is what AOR dreams are made of. Easily one of the top 10 of all time. ESSENTIAL!!
||Date: February 3, 2002 at 10:34|
|I agree with everything that has been said above. This album shows maturity and great vocal performance by Fred Coury. Ballads are fabulous and the hard rockin' songs are punchy. The musician disd a tremendous job on this one. And Once again, the voice, oh my god, the voice. Very recommanded. You can't go wrong.
||Date: April 2, 2002 at 10:46|
|Melodic, high-impact foray into the emotions,open-hearted and genuine! Part 'Sheriff' part 'Heart' but all 'Alias'. Very good. 8:50 out of 10.
||Date: April 8, 2002 at 1:19|
|Very good AOR that actually rocks a little, although it's still quite lightweight.
|From: Scratchin Head
||Date: July 4, 2002 at 13:43|
|Hey this is a great debut ablum for Alias - but what happened to them??? They did a great song on the 'Dont tell mom the babysitters dead' soundtrack - 'perfect world' then - *gasps* oblivion!!!! Where did you go boys???
||Date: July 6, 2002 at 1:45|
|Great Songs by former members of Heart. Have you noticed how Freddy sounds like Ann Wilson when he sings the first two lines of 'waiting for love'? Have you noticed he looks like Jani Lane?
|From: 9 CHAMPIONS A 1
||Date: July 15, 2002 at 10:38|
|A este disco lo comparo con el de Diving for Pearls,similar estilo,temas guapos y bastantes de relleno.NO ESTA MAL.
|From: bernard casarin
||Date: July 27, 2002 at 9:39|
|buena pieza de colección aor tranquilito pero bueeeeno!
||Date: August 23, 2002 at 10:35|
|great album. they playing music in romantic also hard way
||Date: August 29, 2002 at 0:30|
|Their second album 'Second Coming' shits on this album, more guitar driven much harder, reminds me a bit of Giant.
||Date: September 4, 2002 at 6:22|
|This must be one of the most perfect AOR albums ever released. Songs like Waiting for Love, After all the Love is Gone and One More Chance are songs that should be rocking the stadiums of this world. If Bon Jovi released this album it would be straight in the charts at No 1. Superb production lifts this to another level giving each instrument the space it needs. If you like AOR, you will love this. Essential. I would love to hear their 2nd unreleased album. Does anyone know where to get a copy?
|From: freddy de keyze
||Date: September 5, 2002 at 7:36|
|I only pick up the brilliant CD's and this is once again one of them. Not the greatest AOR record of all time, but very close. BUY !
||Date: September 5, 2002 at 14:58|
|wooouuuuwwww!Absolutelly superb.AOR as good as it can be.Great guitars, greater tunes and as it's been said, a driving force through the whole record: that voice. One of my best AOR cd without any doubt. Not much more to say that is one of those records I coudn't live without. Makes this world a better place.
||Date: September 14, 2002 at 5:31|
|Esta bien, pero tampoco es para tirarse de los pelos
||Date: October 19, 2002 at 15:53|
|Un disco 10,100% amor y puro feeling,Dios existe!!
||Date: November 28, 2002 at 4:50|
|Un clásico. Para tener en casa.
||Date: November 30, 2002 at 0:23|
|What's with the ratings? At least when I left this post it was a 6.6? This is as close to a 10 as you can get! One of the greats of all time!!
||Date: December 12, 2002 at 3:53|
|Can anyone find me 'Second Coming'. firstname.lastname@example.org
||Date: December 17, 2002 at 21:05|
|There is not a bad song in this cd.Bought it as a second hand and is my best buy for the last year.Pick this up, with no second thoughts,close your eyes and listen.10/10 easily
||Date: December 20, 2002 at 17:04|
|Uno de los mejores cds de AOR de todos los tiempos .imprescindible en cualquier coleccion
||Date: December 28, 2002 at 16:11|
|This is a very fine Melodic Album.Great Voice,great Guitar & great Songs.Buy this masterpiece,if you can ! The second Album is also amazing !
|From: Paul Ryan
||Date: January 8, 2003 at 11:57|
|Does anybody know where I can download a copy of the second unreleased album please. I've tried all the web sites I can think of but none have it. Thanks
||Date: February 1, 2003 at 17:19|
|To Paul Ryan:I didn´t Know anything about the second unreleased album, but I got one song, 'Perfect World'. I downloaded it from Kazaa. Try there...I hope it help you. email@example.com
|From: METAL 4 EVER
||Date: February 5, 2003 at 4:18|
|Great CD, as a matter of fact I would even say this album is perfect. Not many albums make it on my list of perfection, but this one is most definitely a 10/10. They had a second album called second coming, which is an outstanding album, but not quite to the perfection of the debut 8/10. Second Coming has a little Blues/AOR on some songs and Hard Rock/Metal on others, but definitely worth getting if you can find one. It is somewhat hard to come by, so if you run across one, grab it! Metal 4 Life
||Date: February 5, 2003 at 21:43|
|Not quite perfect, but damn close. This is prime AOR. Powerful vocals, top notch songwriting, great musicianship. You really can't go wrong with this disc(plus its affordably priced). No negative posts here(that REALLY says something).
||Date: March 3, 2003 at 20:11|
|Freddy Curci se sale en éste disco (muy dificil de conseguir), más que cuando estaba con sheriff.Producción de lujo y canciones más.Sus dos siguientes CDs en solitario igual de maravillos.Espero lo nuevo que está haciendo!!!
||Date: April 3, 2003 at 12:43|
|Que grande!!!!! Como canta F. Curci . Aor 100%100. Stop the war!!!
||Date: May 9, 2003 at 17:03|
|SOLO HE TENIDO LA OCASION DE ESCUCHAR UNA CANCION DE ESTE DISCO. 'HAUNTED HEART' Y ME ENCANTÓ. ESPERO HACERME CON EL ALGUN DIA.MUY GUAPA
||Date: May 15, 2003 at 8:29|
|Great great AOR masterpiece!!! Nowadays there's no such band whom can do it better than Alias' music composing and song writing. Once you get hooked in AOR, you'll never stop listening to them. They'd a great song Wild Wild One which is on their 2nd demo album. Go check it out.
||Date: May 23, 2003 at 22:12|
|Pedazo de album pero lo perdi hace muchisimo tiempo. Por favor alguien me puede decir como conseguirlo. Vivo en Madrid. muchas gracias.
||Date: May 24, 2003 at 17:23|
|Menuda joya del AOR,obra maestra inconmensurable,10/10
||Date: May 28, 2003 at 16:48|
|Hey friends of AOR, I tell you something. Forget all this shit and get the best of the best which is out of this world.They are called: MASQUERADE (first album only, second one is shit). You dont need anything else expect this album!!!!!!!!!!!!!
||Date: September 29, 2003 at 19:28|
|i just saw the video for 'more than words can say' and i must say this is top class aor... get it tomcat
||Date: October 11, 2003 at 22:06|
|Wonderful album not known by many people outside the AOR/Rock community but should be. Every song is great with the weakest song still being an 8/10. Excelent vocals and the music fit perfect. I have to give the cd a 9/10. The first three songs are perfect.
||Date: November 2, 2003 at 11:40|
|9 champion 1, no offence but if you say that this c.ds got a lot of fillers... mate you don't have a f***ng clue of what good music is. this is a outstanding c.d, a must have!!!! and now in spanish: Mira tio tu no tienes ni idea de musica, si dices que este disco tiene temas de relleno, cada vez que leo una de tus criticas tio me enciendes, que vas de entendido o de critico musical? Lo siento pero ni zorra macho...
||Date: November 23, 2003 at 14:23|
|Un disco q no puede faltar a los amantes del hard o el Aor. Q años!!! Cuantos discos buenos hay desde el ´87 hasta el ´92.....? Es increible. A must have for all AOR fans.
||Date: November 23, 2003 at 20:14|
|totalmente d acuerdo contigo Amigo Legend!!! Por cierto,has visitado la pagina d a.o.r en español: www.rockangels.com ? Te la recomiendo a ti y a todos los q ameis esta magica musica... Personalmente pienso q los mejores discos d HARD /AOR se publicaron del 85' al 94', y sobre todo ese Genial año: 1989 inconparable!! Saludos desde Barna!!
||Date: November 28, 2003 at 16:41|
|disco resultón no es una obra maestra pero esta bien
|From: AOR freaky
||Date: December 5, 2003 at 9:26|
|Indeed, a very, very good AOR record, but far from a classic. There are certainly better acts that this. But although, a huge improvement above the Sheriff CD ! And you know can track down their second one (unreleased) thanks to Andrew from Melodicrock.com (great site !!!) via MRX (you have to be a member !). And forget that Masquerade record. The guy (of course unknownd) has to be a funny guy !
||Date: December 21, 2003 at 9:45|
|Good & persistent but sounds like yet another attempt to make big bucks on a very used formula...
||Date: December 29, 2003 at 13:28|
|Señoras y Señores: ESTAMOS EN 1990!! pa mua el mejor disco d este Genial año!! (como no fronterizo al brutal y alucinante 1989) 10 sobre 10!!1 FELIZ AÑO A TODOS!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
|From: peter poland
||Date: January 1, 2004 at 8:04|
|great album, it's just AOR, nothing less, nothing more. Best tracks are :One More Chance , after the love is gone. awcourse there are some great, and yes, well know ballads....
|From: AOR freaky
||Date: January 13, 2004 at 11:05|
|Their second album is heavier, but also very, very good ! Check it out, if you have the chance ! It's not officially released, but our dear friend Andrew from the best website in the world 'Melodicrock.com', has offered it at his MRX clients (paid service, but worth every penny !). Go for it ! You can also find the unreleased gems from Don Barnes and Mike Reno ! Both top AOR !!!!
||Date: February 13, 2004 at 12:22|
|Why has this Classic only got a rating of 3.63 ?
|From: luis aormaniac
||Date: February 14, 2004 at 16:19|
|what an aor masterpiece.....this is how a melodic band have to sound......waiting for love is a killer song.....more than words can say is a song to dedicate to your soulmate......haunted heart....just a great album brought by this canadian band......great vocals and perfect arrangements make this cd an essential item in any collection......
|From: TONY BCN
||Date: February 22, 2004 at 21:06|
|BUEN ÁLBUM,NO ENTRA EN MI TOP 10, PERO RESULTA MUY AGRADABLE.
||Date: February 24, 2004 at 19:29|
|jamas escuchare algo igual es mi corazon y la guitarra la voz y la sensible electricidad que corre por mi alma hacen musica en mis oidos este lp es fantastico aqui en peru no lo venden ni existe asi que mejor lo baje de internet y me falta el 2do., 3ro. y 4to. LP.
||Date: March 24, 2004 at 7:39|
|Very good Melodic Hardrock album. 8,5\10 Buy it !!!
||Date: March 31, 2004 at 18:40|
|i have many cds.but if i was tied down to say what real melodic rock should sound like.WELL THIS IS IT.full stop.their are many good albums out their.but this has to be close to 10/10.
||Date: May 11, 2004 at 15:23|
|if anyone has a copie mp3 of second coming, i am ready to pay for a copy. also looking for Damn Yankees unreleased album. firstname.lastname@example.org
||Date: June 3, 2004 at 7:41|
|Brilliant, Classic AOR. This is very close to being a perfect album. I guess th sums have gone wrong with the ratings.... 10/10
|From: TIM (2)
||Date: June 3, 2004 at 8:20|
|Can't believe the 3/10 rating on this one, what sort of muppets are voting and then not leaving a comment? Fair enough if you don't like it, but at least say why... Killer stuff of course, much better than Curci's solo efforts, and much better than the unreleased 'Second Coming' CD which is slightly above average hard-rock with no real killer AOR tunes.
|From: Big Papa K
||Date: June 12, 2004 at 22:55|
|Who has been messing with the rating system with this album? One of THE classics of AOR. I was expecting this to be another overhyped album, and I was not a fan of Sheriff or 70's Heart, but this album delivered the goods. 9/10
||Date: June 12, 2004 at 23:29|
|yea, this is easy a 9/10
|From: K.K. Poland
||Date: July 4, 2004 at 17:30|
|what can I say, fantasit album, AOR-heaven, One More Chance rocks! Waiting For Love get me by the balls, amazing! jedna z najlepszych p³yt AOR jakie w ¿yciu s³ysza³em, same hity!
||Date: July 26, 2004 at 10:06|
|Amazing AOR cd!!! Haunted Heart and One More Chance are Smash Hits!!!Also the video clip of Haunted Heart is unbelievable!Perfect and rare here in Greece!
||Date: August 20, 2004 at 5:04|
|Great album, very rockmantic. I really miss those keyboard-big chorus-pounding drums-big hair-tight pants scene. Freddy Curci, Steve Perry and Lou Gramm are gods. Friends, you should also listen to Da Vinci,Return,Cannata,Heartland,Laos and Signal.
||Date: August 22, 2004 at 5:20|
|Great CD! Yes, there are fillers but man are the gems worthwhile!!! 'Hainted heart', 'Waiting for love', 'After all the love is gone', 'One more chance' and 'True emotion' are my picks off the album. The first track is killer but not many of the rest do it for me. Those killer tracks make my day everytime I hear them though. Excellent band!!!
||Date: August 31, 2004 at 15:57|
|Holy moley guys. I finally got round to picking a copy of this up after seeing it in the used CD bargain section many times over the years. Thought I would give it a listen BEFORE looking at the comments/rating(?) for it here. Well you people are all nuts. Classic? 10/10? Best AOR album ever? Not on my fat little nelly. Yeah - it's a good album with some very enjoyable songs (Haunted Heart springs to mind), but... Look - I tell you what - I'll listen to it again and see if it hits me harder.
||Date: August 31, 2004 at 20:55|
|Nope. If anything this did less for me second time round. AOR by numbers. Very neatly done, but about as original and exciting as a day at the beach with granny.
||Date: September 1, 2004 at 21:28|
|One of two bands that formed after the splitting of Sheriff. This is AOR by-the-book. Why it's got such a poor rating baffles me.
||Date: October 13, 2004 at 16:43|
|This is the ultimate AOR masterpiece of the nineties. Freddi Curci ia a hell of a singer. Unfortunately just one official album by this band ! ! It is a shame.
||Date: October 18, 2004 at 8:51|
|MUY BUEN ALBUM , SE DEJA ESCUCHAR EN SU TOTALIDAD , YO CONSERVO AUN MI VIEJO TAPE DE ESTE ALBUM SI ALGUIEN DESEA OBTENER UNA COPIA PUEDEN HACERMELO SABER EN MI CORREO ; email@example.com
|From: Axe Machine
||Date: November 11, 2004 at 6:34|
|If this album were anymore killer, we'd all be dead - Absolute CLASSIC! features just the right amount of keys and sizzling guitar hooks to please anyone. Say What I Wanna Say, Haunted Heart, Waiting For Love, What To Do and One More Chance are just some of the classics on offer here....and that's what they are....classics.
||Date: January 2, 2005 at 7:51|
|I'm a Chinese.I happened to get a tape several years ago. I wanna say:'That's the most great album I've ever listened!!!!!!!!' But the tape is broken now ,I can't listen it any more... Is there anybody can tell me where to download the mp3 because I can't buy it in China... Please help me!!! Send your ideas to this address:'firstname.lastname@example.org' Thanks a lot!!
||Date: January 8, 2005 at 19:39|
|Very good album! 77/100
|From: CARLOS CIGES
||Date: January 13, 2005 at 16:12|
|FANTASTICO CD.RECOMENDABLE AL 100%TRANQUILITO PARA GOZAR.
||Date: January 13, 2005 at 19:31|
|Great cd! It's just one of the best rock albums from the 80's!... The only thing I don't like about this cd is that the guitar riff from the first song (when the voice comes in) is a COPY of Yes' Owner of a Lonely Heart!... Anyway, 9/10
||Date: January 17, 2005 at 19:09|
|just are the champions
||Date: January 19, 2005 at 5:26|
|SINCERAMENTE ME DECEPCIONO BASTANTE,AUNQUE RECONOZCO QUE ES UN GRAN DISCO Y TINE UNA PRODUCCION GENIAL,ME QUEDO CON SHERIFF Y DE LEJOS,PERSONALMENTE ME GUSTA MAS EL AOR DE PRINCIPIOS DE LOS 80.(10/10Freddy Curci)DISCO 7/10.UN SALUDO TOKIOBLADE@HOTMAIL.COM
||Date: February 5, 2005 at 18:05|
|10/10 simply brilliant !!!!!
||Date: February 19, 2005 at 23:48|
|I would call this one a semi-classic, almost up to the standards of The Storm, Bad English and Hardline, but not quite. Great vocals and the guys from Heart. Very solid, some great rock tunes and of course the ballads, a bit on the lite side, but still worthwhile, too bad only one cd was released by the band.
|From: AOR freaky
||Date: February 20, 2005 at 3:18|
|Couldn't agree more, Swriter ! A semi-classical indeed. But not by the big ones !
||Date: February 20, 2005 at 18:36|
|Maybe because I am not a huge fan of F.Curci's voice I don't consider this disc among the top aor cd as ever.But indeed it's a must anyway with some killer tracks...
||Date: February 22, 2005 at 6:43|
|Previous posts have labeled this album as 'perfect.' I won't go that far, but I did enjoy it, especially the 'Haunted Heart' track, which was the highlight for me. Each song is a solid piece of classy AOR that you just can't go wrong with. Much better than Sheriff, but not as good as Signal's LOUD AND CLEAR album.
|From: AOR freaky
||Date: February 22, 2005 at 7:27|
|I fully agree with you Rocker76 ! Signal is head and shoulders above this one, how good it may be. It can't compete with 'Loud 'N Clear' !
||Date: February 22, 2005 at 8:00|
|AOR freaky, thanks for the back up!! And I hate to rave about Signal on an Alias page, but their song 'This Love, This Time' off of LOUD & CLEAR is just about as good as AOR gets in the late 80s/early 90s. Man, that song is just flat out powerful. Mark Free was tremendous, and the melodies are breath-taking. One of the finest of the genre without question.
||Date: March 4, 2005 at 18:36|
|Este disco en Perú mas o menos en 1997 se conseguía en una tienda a un precio muy barato creo que era como 8$. Así que al amigo de Perú le digo que se equivoca totalmente ya que yo me locompre en esa epoca inclusive salió en casset versión peruana. U
||Date: March 4, 2005 at 18:40|
|Un gran disco de Hard aor,mis favoritas la 2,3 y more than words.. donde canta con un gran sentimiento el gran Freddy. Para mi imprescindible.
||Date: March 10, 2005 at 13:53|
|Alias is a great AOR band. I remember hearing Waiting For Love & More Than Words Can Say on the radio. I instantly loved this cd & then I found out it was the members of Sheriff. I felt they took a Starship sound approach with this commercial cd. But I love Starship & I love this cd as well. To me there are not many filler songs on the cd.
|From: Rafo Phoenix
||Date: March 11, 2005 at 0:15|
|Great AOR album, si señores otro gran album de AOR, grandes temas como After All the Love Is Gone, True Emotion, Waiting for Love, One More Chance, More Than Words Can Say muy melodicos, otra disco imprescindible para los amantes del AOR.
|From: Nick C
||Date: April 18, 2005 at 17:50|
|Freddy Curci has an astounding voice and this album plays to his strengths. Great clear sweeping vocals coupled with superb songs and musicians makes this a must have AOR CD. Standout tracks for me are Haunted Heart, Waiting for Love, and After All the Love is Gone, plus (I need you now...wooaahhh!) More Than Words Can Say! Hmmm actually all the tracks on this are standout tracks! Must be a 9.5/10 for me this. If your bag is polished well recorded AOR with a bit of a kick then this is for you.
|From: JUAN SG
||Date: April 25, 2005 at 22:02|
| Una de las joyas del AOR. Una gran produccion, la voz de FREDDY CURCY simplemente impresionante, Melodias pegadizas ('HAUNTED HEART', 'AFTER ALL THE LOVE IS GONE')... , medios tiempos ('WAITING FOR LOVE') , una balada como 'MORE THAN WORDS CAN SAY'.... que mas se puede pedir????. 10/10.....Si os gusta no dudeis en conseguir el 'DREAMER´S ROAD' de FREDDY CURCY en solitario, otro 10/10.
|From: Dave Stamos
||Date: May 6, 2005 at 13:22|
|La gran voz de Freddy daba a los temas un aire delicioso y rodeado de músicos de la talla de Roger o el estiloso Steve DeMarchi no quedaba más remedio que rendirse ante la abrasadora calidad que desprendían canciones como las rockeras “Say what I wanna say” o “One more chance”,“Haunted heart” (rockera y comercial) o los increíbles medios tiempos “Waiting for love” o ese extraordinario “After all the love is gone”.Todo un diamante en bruto listo para ser contemplado por todo amante del Aor
||Date: May 28, 2005 at 1:36|
|This album is incredible, as is anything that features Freddy Curci's voice. The songwriting here is better than Sheriff with part of Heart playing for this band. More Than Words Can Say is astounding, catch the unplugged version on VH1 Metal Mania which is even more amazing. Waiting For Love and Heroes are other highlights and this album is beautiful.
||Date: May 30, 2005 at 23:01|
|Good, solid 80's style rock. 'One More Chance', 'Haunted Heart', and of course 'More Than Words Can Say' stand out here. The opening track would've been better if they hadn't stolen the riff from 'Owner of a Lonely Heart'.
||Date: July 2, 2005 at 7:33|
|A little mild, but a good one.
||Date: July 2, 2005 at 12:46|
|ANOTHER GREAT CD THAT CAME OUT IN 1990, I HEARD 'HAUNTED HEART' ON THE RADIO, AND WAS HOOKED. THIS IS MY FAVORITE TUNE, 'THE POWER' AND 'WHAT TO DO' ARE MY OTHER 2 FAVORITES ON HERE. OF COURSE I HAD THE TAPE AT THE TIME NOT THE CD, NEVERTHELESS, THIS WHOLE ALBUM ROCKS
||Date: September 12, 2005 at 15:44|
|Come on guys,why all that noise?This album is good for sure,but the best AOR album ever?Ok,it has great production,songs and musianship,but don't worth 10/10.First isn't AOR at all.Is more guitar-driven melodic hard rock and influenced by DEF LEPPARD but without many keys.Really,where's the keys here?A classic AOR album with too little keys?Joke!Another one case of an album that all love ,but me not.
||Date: September 12, 2005 at 15:54|
|indeed a great melodic release. much better than their second one. and to be honest: the onliest release i can stand mr.curcies vocals. this one is a must, curcy solo cds for sure not! 8/10
||Date: September 12, 2005 at 16:08|
|You're right oliver!A great release as i said,but not a classic album.Mr.Curci is a perfect singer for sure,but something missing here to be a classic.8/10 is a good rating,but not more...
|From: Paul Ryan
||Date: September 14, 2005 at 16:36|
|Hey Paul, the fact that you say this isn't an AOR album but is guitar driven melodic rock says all I need to know about you. If you look AOR up in the dictionary there is a picture of this album. If you want guitar driven melodic rock, go listen to Thunderdome by Pink Cream 69 whic is a cracking album. Alias is pure 1000nashamed AOR and I love it.
||Date: September 14, 2005 at 17:05|
|Hi Paul Ryan.I didn't say that isn't AOR, simply not exactly AOR.Could you tell me please,WHERE IS THE KEYS????????I can't call it classic AOR with so little keys,sorry.
|From: AOR freaky
||Date: September 14, 2005 at 17:12|
|That's the difference between us and most on these pages, PAUL ! Most of the others have no clue when it comes to REAL, PURE AOR ! They confuse pure, classic AOR with melodic rock or even hardrock. Most of 'em als hate keyboards, while we know that they are an essential element of a good, classic AOR record. Although they hate keys (certainly if they're massive !), they continue to call themselves AOR fans ! The arrogance ! This is a good CD, but indeed : where are the KEYS ! Only one standout
|From: AOR freaky
||Date: September 14, 2005 at 17:13|
|standout song 'Say What I Wanna Say' ! Very good one ! But the rest is rather average. Like said before : not among the classic AOR albums at all !
||Date: September 14, 2005 at 17:18|
|Good song AOR freaky,but i prefer 'one more chance'...
|From: AOR freaky
||Date: September 14, 2005 at 17:25|
|Not bad either, but they pale in comparison to let's say Bad English, which I reviewed once again a couple of minutes ago, PAUL !
|From: Nick C
||Date: September 14, 2005 at 18:54|
|My last word on this as I've said this a few times and I'm getting bored... I have NEVER associated AOR with keyboards, there are many bands that are AOR as far as the restrictive title goes, that do not use overwhelming keyboards, Brett Walker, Eddie Money, Open Skyz, Danny Wilde e.t.c. If you assocaiate keyboards with AOR then Liberace or Pat Moraz or Dave Greenslade must be a AOR gods!!! This is a bloody good album and no amount of nitpicking wimps will detract from that fact!
|From: Nick C
||Date: September 14, 2005 at 19:46|
|Just another comment Freaky: 'Indeed, a very, very good AOR record, but far from a classic' dated 5 december 2003 your own comment. Okay so although you admitted it wasn't a classic why suddenly has it been relegated to 'But the rest is rather average. ' with 'only one standout' song? Did that one song previously make it a very very good AOR record??
||Date: September 14, 2005 at 20:27|
|No Freaky, I'll tell you the difference between you and the others on these pages. Most of us listen to good music and enjoy it for what it is (good songs), not wasting time assigning it a strict label. By the time you have finished sitting there deciding what this is and how to remove it from your anus, the rest of us have already heard and enjoyed it for what it is. A good collection of songs - whether it be melodic rock or AOR. It's just a good CD. We listen and move on.
|Heavy Harmonies Volunteer|
||Date: September 16, 2005 at 4:53|
|Without any doubt an AOR record for sure & Nick C makes a great point regarding keyboards in AOR (A point that some people should take note of)and uses good examples. It's not always the amount,but also the subtlty aswell. this is a great record, not the best ever, but one that is usually mentioned when compiling our little 'Best Of' lists (yes we all do it),definately quality with a capital 'Q'. Also notable to see the 3 old Heart boys back in the spotlight, and Curci's best vocal performances.
||Date: October 28, 2005 at 15:14|
|This is definitely the best work with F.Curci on vox.I would hear this great cd with another singer because I consider his voice too angelic for my tastes,Sheriff is too dated and”Dreamer’s road”too soft and boring but Alias is a great cd!
||Date: November 6, 2005 at 11:14|
|Alias/outtakes is a good demo recordings of all their old material in 80’s.Sound quality is a fine surprise,and songs are all good,especially when they play in their familiar style,maybe they show some limit when they play in a more energic way….”In the heat of the night”is the best Alias song IMO,or among their best 5 tracks ever....
||Date: November 22, 2005 at 8:11|
|Pretty good aor here guys.A classic? no! Those are rare! Waiting for love stands out as does heroes.Good cd would recommend this one.
||Date: January 4, 2006 at 2:38|
|It seems like everything has already been said about this one. I think every AOR collector owns this one. Freddy Curci just has one of those magical voices. To bad he doesn't seem to get enough material out there. This one was definately better than Sheriff's release.
||Date: January 5, 2006 at 8:45|
|Phantastic !! The rating is still much too low.
||Date: April 23, 2006 at 6:27|
|Why is that 6.99 over there?Anyway,this is a very good AOR album.. Best cuts : Haunted Heart,Waiting For Love,Say What I Wanna Say.. I consider this album to be similar with Steelhouse Lane's Slaves of The New World,so if you are a Slammer fan,you should really listen to these guys..8,5/10
||Date: June 24, 2006 at 4:13|
|If you like Alien(Swedish),Dokken,Icon and/or Lillian Axe,this can be worth while adding to your collection.
||Date: November 26, 2006 at 21:18|
|Love this album that killer AOR sound WOW, One More Chance is AWESOME It's great on a compo CD...KEEP ROCKIN ALL!!!
||Date: December 12, 2006 at 2:12|
|I think this one is a little better than SHERIFF. Awesome AOR with great ballads and rockers,If you like this one look for The Storm s/t, Strangeways-native sons & walk in the fire-, and of course Sheriff. A must have for any AOR/MHR/Pop-rock fan. Waiting for love is the real deal! 9/10 BUY IT!!!
||Date: December 29, 2006 at 21:47|
|I think this thing is pure brilliance!!! AOR done perfectly right! I can't find anything wrong with the execution of this album. Yes it is slow and sappy overall, but who cares. Listen to it with that in mind. Besides, the gems on this one so make up for it. 'Waiting For Love', 'More Than Words Can Say', and 'True Emotion' are worth the price alone. My is even more special to me, being that it was given to me by Curci himself after a show in Pittsburgh, Pa. Great guy! Great cd!!!
||Date: August 13, 2007 at 23:55|
|'More Than Words Can Say' and 'Waiting For Love' are both essential AOR tracks, get this album even for only these two songs. Freddy's voice is incredibly awesome.
||Date: August 10, 2008 at 18:09|
|I don't care what anyone else says, this rocks my boat. Not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but it rocks and rolls and they know when to slow it down. Without a doubt 'More Than Words Can Say' is probably as near to the perfect AOR ballad as you are going to find and is worth the price of the album on it's own. That said the whole album is easily worth 9/10.
||Date: October 30, 2008 at 22:48|
|and second coming album? for me 10 times better than this
|From: rick kerch vzla
||Date: January 10, 2009 at 13:13|
|Underrated band that only recorded one album...but a very good one!!!...don't really know what happened 2 them..perhaps bad marketing or something...the line up was explendorous especially the vocals of Mr Curci gave the songs a high standart."Waiting For Love" (amazing)and "More Than Words Can Say"(beautiful)were the 2 hits out of this album but the rest of the songs are not far behind these mentioned.If you like melodic rock/aor then you won't be wasting your money here...90/100
||Date: February 10, 2009 at 19:24|
|Love this album!!!! sucvh great melodies, greta hooks and excellent vocals. its been a long time coming but the new Alias cd is on its way "never say never" is finally being released across europe in march of this year i hope its just a sgreat as this album is.
||Date: February 14, 2009 at 15:47|
|a festival of boredom....the ideal cd for those sleepless nights....put it in the stereo, turn off the lights...goodnight....
||Date: May 1, 2009 at 18:05|
|classic aor cd s
|From: Hair metal hero
||Date: July 9, 2010 at 14:05|
|These kind of cd:s aren't made anymore...such a super cd! Freddy has one of the best voices in rock and almost every song is a winner! 94/100
||Date: December 9, 2010 at 12:19|
|One of those I've had for years a play quite often. Top-notch vocal, from Freddie, and musicianship. Don't have a favorite track cause I play em' all.
||Date: December 9, 2010 at 13:06|
|Happy2849 - Well Said! I remember seeing Freddy performing in a bar with his band Sheriff. He was awesome. Between sets he sat at our table and had a beer with us. I told him at the time he reminded me of Brad Delp. I remember his exact words. That's the best compliment that anyone has ever said to me! I remember it to this day! & he's Canadian too EH!
||Date: January 23, 2011 at 20:08|
|How could they get away with only releasing two albums? Waiting For Love is one of the best ballads I've heard in a long time while AOR-rockers such as Haunted Heart, Heroes and What To Do hooked me from the first listen.
||Date: August 23, 2011 at 13:18|
|I really hate these guys like AOR freaky (right, it's not only him but mostly him) who think they have the premium idea of what's the right and only taste here. They just suck with their arrogance and intolerance. You suck AOR freaky. Most probably you are a poor, poor boy with nothing to do but messing aroun trying to polish your shaken self-confidence. There is -of course- no stright and narrow-minded definition of what is AOR. And I'm quite sure you didn't study music history, so you cannot even. By the way, music is something who comes and get from and to the heart, and no thing of pure logic.
|From: the rocker
||Date: November 29, 2011 at 19:13|
|Very good cd! Haunted Heart,Waiting For Love, Say What I Wanna Say and of course the ballad More Than Words. Hard AOR at it's best. I recommend!
|From: Mark Italy
||Date: February 13, 2012 at 2:17|
|From: HEAVY PARADISE
||Date: September 21, 2012 at 15:00|
|One of the so-called true AOR masterpieces out there!!!! A couple of fillers don't bother me at all....in this album you will find some of the greatest AOR tunes ever!!!!!! Buy it!!!!!!!
||Date: March 18, 2013 at 11:44|
|i have this record since a very long time in my collection.i know it by heart.no weak point in this album all songs are great and varied.it s a classic a o r disc not the best of the world but nevertheless recommanded.no bonus track in the japan import.
|From: Doghouse Reilly
||Date: May 28, 2014 at 16:29|
|THree guys from Heart's cool, hard-rock days join up with the singer and guitarist from Canadian almost-never-wuzzes Sheriff, and you get Alias. (Sheriff, you recal, scored an unlikely #1 in America with "When I'm With You," five years after the band had broken up.) Alias sits at the harder end of AOR, with a fair amount of guitar muscle on the rockers, and some riffs that sound like a light Dokken ("After All The Love Has Gone"). But those guitars have the chorus effect turned on most of the time, and the addition of keys and Freddy Curci's ultra-smooth vocals keep things fairly tame. First single "Haunted Heart" rocked hard enough, and got a bit of airplay, but it was the follow-up ballad, "More Than Words Can Say" that put them over the top, all chiming synth-pianos, boming drums and Freddy's anguished pining for some chick. Almost nobody got the song title right, referring to it as "I Need You Now," and adult-contemporary stations edited out most of the fleet-fingered guitar solo.
|From: Doghouse Reilly
||Date: May 28, 2014 at 16:40|
|The third single was the keyboard-drenched "Waiting For Love," mid-tempo and pleasant and made for the radio in early '91. Elsewhere, there are a few more bombastic ballads, and some rockers. Not a bad disc, with just enough balls to elevate it above the likes of Bad English or other wimp-rock supergroups and '70's dinosaurs dressing up in metal clothes. Melodies and hooks galore, and not so heavy it'll make yer mom nervous. In the year of Nelson, Trixter and even Janet Jackson getting AOR airplay, Alias weren't too shabby.
|From: Doghouse Reilly
||Date: May 28, 2014 at 16:42|
|One last note: I actually heard somewhere that Freddy Curci was delivering pizzas when"When I'm With You" was re-released in late '88. Alias was his attempt to capitalize on it all and get a new thing going.
||Date: June 6, 2014 at 6:03|
| Doghouse - you are spreading your wings more than the Rickster working in a "Sheriff" reference, as I thought that would be way to light weight for you to mention. BrutalMetal looks like your guys private blog on the comments section, which is fine as I make it to that site now and then for a reference. I remember you making some comment on that site about the lyrics of a song where Latin or another language for "semen" on a dead body or the likes. Everybody has different musical tastes, and as I get older I listen to more AOR and light weight stuff and generally go as hard as melodic metal( no growling allowed). But I usually don't see people cross the threshold from Death/black metal to AOR for their personal taste. I didn't think that site and HeavensMetal.Com where updated with new releases too often but as many have complained about, some border line bands are not listed where you think they should be.
|From: Doghouse Reilly
||Date: June 6, 2014 at 22:08|
|Dude ... you can't mention Alias without mentioning Sheriff. Besides, "When I'm With Yooooooooooooouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu ..." was a hit in my peak American Top 40-listeninng days, before my family had cable, so I could watch all the MTV metal that didn't quite make Casey Kasem's (or Shadoe Stevens's) radar. But yeah, I submit stuff to BrutalMetal when I can, and there are some borderline-bands. Brand New Sin, I wasn't sure where they b belonged. Black Label Society is on BM, but Black Stone Cherry is on HH, and BNS is kind of equidistant to those two (I put 'em on here, for the record). And I'm the opposite of you: I find my tastes getting heavier as I get older. If Alias came out now, I probably wouldn't piss on 'em.
||Date: January 6, 2015 at 11:49|
|Picked this up the other day, and "More Than Words Can Say" is the obvious stellar tune on this album. The other songs are good too. Worth getting.
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